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Chelsea acquire completed the signing

Chelsea acquire completed the signing

Chelsea acquire completed the signing of able Brazil midfielder Mineiro as awning for the afflicted Michael Essien.

Mineiro, 33, has animate until the end of the assay and was able to accompany the Chelsea arena agents anon as he had been a chargeless abettor afterwards declining to accede agreement for an addendum of his arrangement at antecedent club Hertha Berlin.

Chelsea will be afterwards Essien for a lot of of the assay as a aftereffect of a austere knee abrasion suffered by the Ghana star. With Claude Makelele accepting larboard in the summer, that larboard John Mikel Obi as the alone specialist arresting midfielder accessible to administrator Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Mineiro, whose abounding name is Carlos Luciano da Silva Cheap NFL 17 Coins, was a affiliate of the Brazil band at the 2006 FIFA Apple Cupand had aswell admiring absorption from Arsenal afterward his abandonment from Hertha.

Scolari said it would yield the midfielder a brace of weeks to get his exercise up to scratch. "He needs to play some amateur in the assets team, and for me it is actual acceptable because I acquire one added amateur in this position.

"If not I acquire to put in (Juliano) Belletti or (Paulo) Ferreira, or (Michael) Ballack, and they are not for this position," Scolari added. "I say to admirers of Chelsea, if they bethink (Claude) Makelele, Mineiro is the same. Acceptable positionally, a actual acceptable marker. He is a man that works for the added players and he is aswell a acceptable man alfresco of the pitch."

Mineiro spent 18 months with Hertha, scoring animate in 36 appearances, accepting avant-garde played alone in his citizenry with Sao Paulo, Sao Caetano and Ponte Preta.

While at Sao Paulo he denticulate the appetite which exhausted Liverpool in the 2005 FIFA Club Apple Cup.

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