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Reports in Portugal have suggested that Braga striker Orlando Sa is currently in London to discuss the possibility of a move to Chelsea.

The 20-year-old striker is understood to have flown to London on Monday to meet Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is believed to have been highly impressed with what he has seen of the Portugal Under-21 international.

Sa scored a hat-trick on international duty against Spain last month, and has attracted the attentions of Chelsea officials and Scolari.

The Portuguese press have suggested that Sa will remain in London for the remainder of the week, at the end of which he will sign a contract with the Premier League side.

It is likely Sa would return to Braga on loan, although the details of any potential deal are still yet to be revealed.

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I'm questioning which qualitiy he rates highest!

yeah, its really strange to see a coach come to a team and sign players from the league he knows really, really well. like say jose signing ferriera or carvallho. it happpens every time a coach arrives, scolari will have players hes had his eye on as portugese coach and will know better than most any good young prospects.

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yeah, its really strange to see a coach come to a team and sign players from the league he knows really, really well. like say jose signing ferriera or carvallho. it happpens every time a coach arrives, scolari will have players hes had his eye on as portugese coach and will know better than most any good young prospects.

I doubt Scolari has worked with Vagner Love in the Portugal team; though he might be a capable striker yet still it seems he doesn't have interest in any others though I do not believe there aren't other options. Hope this isn't going to become a second Robinho-theater. But of course it's up to him.

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I doubt Scolari has worked with Vagner Love in the Portugal team; though he might be a capable striker yet still it seems he doesn't have interest in any others though I do not believe there aren't other options. Hope this isn't going to become a second Robinho-theater. But of course it's up to him.

what nationality is vagner love? what nationality is scolari? which other national teams has scolari coached? of course chelsea are going to be linked with every portugese and brazilian player, its the easy thing for the media to do. but it also makes sense that scolari will be looking at brazilian and portugese players, its what he knows.

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what nationality is vagner love? what nationality is scolari? which other national teams has scolari coached? of course chelsea are going to be linked with every portugese and brazilian player, its the easy thing for the media to do. but it also makes sense that scolari will be looking at brazilian and portugese players, its what he knows.

That's the point I'm hinting at. Scolari seems to have a focus on people from his own nationality. If he's worked with them in the past - fine. I doubt Scolari has worked with Vagner Love. Professionally he's never come in touch with him. And as he's been Portugal coach for so many years I really don't think professionally he's got much to do with young players from Brazil - Vagner Love especially. For him he must be one fine striker like another - only difference is his national background. I do disagree that it is comparable to the situation when Mourinho brought Riccy to us back then when he's arrived at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has worked with him and achieved success. But the rapport between Scolari and Vagner Love are the same as the relationship between - say a not-signed-by-Real Huntelaar and Scolari - despite the nationality.

Maybe it's easier for him to track Portuguese and Brazilian players personally - but as his current profession as a Chelsea coach it is expected of him to have an eye on all players regardless of nationality and language. Though we don't know yet what's happening inside his head the signs are just hinting the players Scolari is interested are all Portuguese-speaking. The question if this is a coincidence or if it's intended is not rightless. There have been a lot of remarks made about this Portuguese/Brazil-thing.

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That's the point I'm hinting at. Scolari seems to have a focus on people from his own nationality. If he's worked with them in the past - fine. I doubt Scolari has worked with Vagner Love. Professionally he's never come in touch with him. And as he's been Portugal coach for so many years I really don't think professionally he's got much to do with young players from Brazil - Vagner Love especially. For him he must be one fine striker like another - only difference is his national background. I do disagree that it is comparable to the situation when Mourinho brought Riccy to us back then when he's arrived at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has worked with him and achieved success. But the rapport between Scolari and Vagner Love are the same as the relationship between - say a not-signed-by-Real Huntelaar and Scolari - despite the nationality.

Maybe it's easier for him to track Portuguese and Brazilian players personally - but as his current profession as a Chelsea coach it is expected of him to have an eye on all players regardless of nationality and language. Though we don't know yet what's happening inside his head the signs are just hinting the players Scolari is interested are all Portuguese-speaking. The question if this is a coincidence or if it's intended is not rightless. There have been a lot of remarks made about this Portuguese/Brazil-thing.

most of it is paper talk, putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 8 as usual. as for not knowing vagner love, he will understand brazilian and portugese footballers mentalitys a lot more than any other nations.

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most of it is paper talk, putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 8 as usual. as for not knowing vagner love, he will understand brazilian and portugese footballers mentalitys a lot more than any other nations.

Maybe this'll result in leaving out other promising talents. If he knows Brazilian players well - good for him - other countries produce good players either and just I hope Scolari doesn't miss them out only when he knows Brazilian players so well. We'll see what January will bring. And if it's only a Brazilian player.

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The main question is, is he going to be able to make it into the first team? Another promising youngster, like Di Santo, who will see a lot of game time from the bench? Or is this another Paim type signing where they have a look at him in the reserves? It also means that there isn't really any hope of any of the current youngsters making it as striker (Benny S) otherwise I don't think this would be happening

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