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Chelsea swoop for Brazilian Piazon

"The player has signed a pre-contract agreement and is expected to join us in January 2012 on a long-term deal," the Premier League champions said on their website on Friday.

Piazon has scored two goals in three games in the South American under-17 championship now being held in Ecuador.

The 17-year-old grabbed the winner for Brazil against Venezuela and broke the net when he struck in a defeat by Paraguay.