Vasco da Gama fans woke up this Wednesday to read rumours which say the club are close to signing Lucas Piazon from Chelsea.

Most of the information is coming from Twitter, where even journalists are saying that the player ‘would have been offered’ to the Brazilian side.

There’s only one website posting the story, which is Diário Carioca. They say Chievo, who have him loaned until the end of the season, are not using their buying option to sign the player.

And since it’s thought in Brazil that Piazon’s contract expires this summer, they believe he would be free to sign for the Brazilian club, and is ‘close’ to doing so. The company working for his signing also brought Maxi Lopez to the Rio de Janeiro side.

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It’s fair to say that we’ve never heard about Diário Carioca before, so this is certainly not a rumour we’re buying 100% right now.

Signed from São Paulo on a €7.5m deal in 2012, Lucas Piazon is having his sixth loan spell from Chelsea, having made only three appearances for the club in these seven years.