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Brazilian outlet Diario Carioca have reported that Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon is close to signing for Vasco da Gama. Our information refutes these claims.

The report notes that Piazon’s contract comes to an end next month, with Vasco da Gama in pole position to secure his services soon after his departure from Chelsea.

With Sport Witness further disseminating this news with their report last night, TalkChelsea seeked clarification from a source close to the player himself.

TalkChelsea has learned that Piazon’s contract has another year left to run, contrary to what has been written in Diario Carioca’s initial report.

It’s our understanding that Piazon is not close to a permanent move away from Chelsea, but another loan move could be on the cards with a first-team spot looking unlikely.

Piazon, who has been on-loan at Serie A outfit Chievo since the winter transfer window, has only ever made one Premier League appearance in a Chelsea shirt.

Though it appears unlikely that he’ll ever be given the opportunity to make another, news of an imminent, permanent departure from the club are wide of the mark.

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