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Blackburn keen on Brazilian star

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is reportedly trying to sign Brazilian star Richarlyson.

The 29-year-old defensive midfielder is available on a cheap deal from Atletico Madrid.

The brother-in-law of former Chelsea and Barelona ace Deco's career has been overshadowed by public rows about his sexuality.

Richarlyson was 'outed' by Palmeiras official Jose Cyrillo.

Cyrillo claimed in a TV interview: “Even though Richarlyson was ­almost ­contracted by Palmeiras, Palmeiras will never have a gay player in the squad.”

Richarlyson reacted to the comments by suing Cyrillo. But the case was thrown out by judge Manoel Maximiano Junqueira Filho, who insisted that football is a "virile, ­masculine sport and not a ­homosexual one".

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