Chelsea set to add midfielder Taison to growing Brazilian contingent
09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013
12:07 GMT, 2 January 2013
Metalist Kharkiv attacking midfielder Taison has revealed he has spoken to Chelsea after being linked with a January move and would welcome a reunion with former team-mate Oscar.
The Brazilian is closing on a move to Stamford Bridge after impressing for Metalist, who will play Newcastle United in the Europa League last 32, since his move there two-and-a-half years ago.
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London bound: Taison (right) looks set to join Chelsea
He joined the Ukrainian club from Internacional, where he played alongside Chelsea’s Oscar.
Taison says he recently visited Stamford Bridge and has spoken to owner Roman Abramovich over a potential move.
'I went to England (some weeks ago) just to take a look. I talked to the president,' he told Diario Popular.
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Taison added of Brazil international
Oscar: 'I see Oscar, who I played alongside at Internacional, and I want
to play with him again.'
The 24-year-old’s agent, Diego Dornelles, is not ruling out the midfielder leaving Metalist in January.
He said: 'The club want him to stay, but there are many things coming.'