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Juan Roman Riquelme © Reuters Images

Riquelme headed to Palmeiras



The president of Brazilian football club Palmeiras says he's reached a preliminary agreement with former Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme to play in Brazil.

Arnaldo Tirone told ESPN Radio that the deal was "50 to 60 percent" completed. He said they've agreed to financial terms with Riquelme, though he gave no details.

Tirone said only smaller details of the contract remain to be worked out.

Tirone said he had not spoken with Riquelme's former club Boca, but that he believes Riquelme is free to play in Brazil for the Sao Paulo-based team that last month was relegated to the second division.

Calls to Palmeiras' headquarters rang unanswered after hours Friday.

Riquelme left Boca last year after losing the final of the Copa Libertadores to Brazilian club Corinthians.



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