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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Juan Carlos Osorio admits decision on future is near

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says Mexico's bid to have former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp as manager of their national team may have been just wishful thinking.

Sao Paulo's coach Juan Carlos Osorio told ESPN Brasil he will make a decision this weekend about a coaching offer and admitted that his current coaching contract expires this weekend.

Earlier this week, the Colombian coach said he will be deciding his future in the coming days and admitted that conversations over becoming Mexico head coach have taken place.

Osorio fended off questions about the potential Mexico coaching job following Sao Paulo's playoff win over Vasco da Gama, which earned his...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Brazil clubs create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio, eye Premier League structure

Fans in five of Brazil's southern states will likely have a new league to watch in 2016.

A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League has been officially formed after a meeting by member clubs in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

The statute for the "Liga Sul-Minas-Rio," a regional tournament consisting of clubs from five states in Brazil's south, was signed by its 13 founding members -- Flamengo and Fluminense of Rio, Internacional and Gremio of Rio Grande do Sul, Atletico-MG and Cruzeiro of Minas Gerais, Coritiba and Atletico-PR of Parana, and Joinville, Chapacoense,...

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Chelsea announce signing of Brazilian midfielder Nathan, 19

Nathan drew attention while playing for Brazil at the Under-17 World Cup in 2013.

Chelsea have announced the signing of  Brazilian midfielder Nathan from Atletico Paranaense for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old, who earlier in the week posted photos of himself signing the deal, will move to Stamford Bridge on July 1.

Nathan bolsters the ranks of Brazilians at Chelsea, joining Ramires, Willian, Oscar and Filipe Luis. The Blues also have young Brazilians Wallace and Lucas Piazon out on loan.

Nathan said on Chelsea's website: "I am very happy to be joining Chelsea, the champions...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Nathan signs Chelsea contract, Brazil under-20 midfielder announces

Brazilian midfielder Nathan has signed a deal to join Chelsea, the 19-year-old announced on Monday night.

Nathan posted photos of himself at Chelsea's training ground, including one of him putting pen to paper on a contract, though the Blues have yet to announce the deal.

"A dream is coming true! First of all I want to thank God for always lighting my way, my dad who always believed in my talent and was a real warrior while helping me to reach my goals, my family and friends who always supported...

Chelsea to sign Brazil and Atletico Paranaense teenager Nathan - sources

Nathan starred for Brazil at the 2013 Under-17 World Cup.

Chelsea are set to complete the £4.5 million signing of highly rated Brazilian Nathan this week, sources have told ESPN FC.

It was reported on Tuesday night that Nathan, 19, was in London for a medical, after the Stamford Bridge club took advantage of the player's impasse with his club Atletico Paranaense.

Chelsea leveraged the situation to strike a deal with the Brazilian side, and also jump ahead of Manchester City in the pursuit of Nathan.

The attacking midfielder has been monitored by...