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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

CSKA's Vagner Love Heads Back to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO -- CSKA Moscow forward Vagner Love says he is leaving the Russian club and has agreed terms with Corinthians in his native Brazil.

"There's no way I'm going back to Russia," he told reporters. "I'm fed up with the cold and I don't want my two-month-old son suffering in the Russian winter."

Vagner, who is one year into a four-year contract, said he wanted to play for a club where he would be noticed by the coach of the Brazilian team, Carlos Alberto Parreira.

"Even when I was scoring goals, I was being overlooked," he said.

Vagner said he had agreed terms for a four-year contract with Media Sports Investment, the London-based group of investors that in November signed a $35 million 10-year partnership deal with the Sao Paulo-based club.

He said MSI was prepared to pay CSKA a penalty fee.

The 20-year-old striker, full name Vagner Silva Nascimento, said he had no qualms about joining Corinthians after beginning his career with its arch rival Palmeiras.

"I'm going to score against Palmeiras and I'm going to celebrate," he said. "I'm a professional, not a traitor."

If the deal goes through, Vagner, who made his only Brazil appearance as a substitute against Costa Rica last year, will be the second major signing for Corinthians since the MSI partnership began.

The club pulled off one major coup by signing 20-year-old Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez for $18 million, a record between two South American clubs.

Brazilian media reports have also said Corinthians are close to signing 20-year-old midfielder Carlos Alberto, who plays for European champions Porto.

The club also said it has agreed terms with Argentine champions Newell's Old Boys for defender Sebastian Dominguez.

 Russian Premier League club Dynamo Moscow denied Monday that it had signed Portugal defender Jorge Ribeiro.

"It's not true that we agreed a contract with Jorge Ribeiro," Dynamo said on its official web site.

"In fact, he had been on trial with us in Turkey and [on Monday] he left for Portugal."

The Moscow club said Sunday that it had signed 23-year-old Ribeiro from Portuguese Premier League side Gil Vicente along with Brazilian striker Derlei from European champion Porto.

Dynamo also recruited Derlei's teammate and compatriot Tiago da Silva, a defender, and Braga's 18-year-old striker Ciser.

Sporting forward Miguel "Danny" Gomes and Boavista defender Nuno Frechaut joined the Moscow club last week.

Dynamo, one of the top Russian clubs, has fallen on hard times in recent years. The team just avoided relegation last season for the first time in its 82-year history.