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No Chelsea contact over Brazilian international

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The agent of reported Chelsea defender target Dede has denied that the club have made contact over a January move.

Interest from Italy and Spain has been confirmed by Giuliano Aranda, with informal discussions taking place between Juventus and AC Milan over the 23-year-old Vasco da Gama centre back.

Real Madrid have also been strongly linked with the player, but the agent denied that Los Blancos were the La Liga club who have made a proposal for the player.

"No, I did not get anything," Aranda told uperVasco.com when asked about the interest of Jose Mourinho.

"Also, for Chelsea I had nothing. I was in Italy talking to various directors about Dede. After all, he is the best in his position in Brazil, so it is normal that such conversations occur.

"I've had conversations with the directors of Juventus and Milan informally, but there have been no concrete proposals."

Aranda was willing to offer some sort of hope to Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas though, admitting that a move to England would be 'a great honour' for his client.

However, the same thing was said about the chance of playing elsewhere in Europe, suggesting the Blues will have to fight to bring the player to Stamford Bridge as the one-cap international is touted across the continent.

"Dede loves Italy and Spain, as the English market is unique. Going to one of these countries would be a great honour for the player," added Aranda.

"We have had proposals for a big club in Spain and a big club in Italy."

Were Dede to move to west London, he would join compatriots David Luiz and Ramires within the ranks. Alex is also at Chelsea, but is set to leave the club in January.

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