£11m Chelsea and Tottenham target signs new deal till 2017 in Brazil

Botafogo defender Doria has agreed a new deal with the club that keeps him in Brazil until 2017.

This week one Doria has certainly been the most famous with that name on the planet. French weather girl Doria Tillier has caught the attention of the world press after she made good on her promise to present the weather in the nude should France miraculously overturn their deficit against Ukraine and make it to the World Cup next summer.

So Les Bleus fans are not the only ones who can thank Mamadou Sakho for his double in the Stade de France.

But with all this talk of naked French weather girls may easily distract a red-blooded football fan or two from the actual football related news regarding another Doria - especially from a Chelsea and Tottenham perspective.

This Doria is a teenage Brazilian defender that has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane in recent months.

The 19-year-old already has a senior cap for the Brazilian international team - and has an outside chance of being at next year’s home World Cup. The rangy defender currently plays with Clarence Seedorf at Brazilian outfit Botafogo and is a regular in the side.

Undoubtedly he is one of the world’s top defensive talents, and Chelsea were likely hoping to add him to the growing collection of Samba stars at The Bridge such as Willian, Oscar, Ramires, David Luiz and Wallace. Meanwhile Spurs had plenty of homeland friends for him to get on with in the form of Paulinho and Sandro.

His release clause was even revealed in July at a rather paltry £11 million - a fee easily affordable to Roman Abramovich and even the thrifty Daniel Levy.

But that release clause is no more, and for now the interest from abroad or anywhere is also set to die out - at he has signed a new deal with the club.

The news has now been confirmed on the clubs official website - with the player stating:

"The board gambled on me, talked to my company to make a long-term contract. It makes me very happy to show my work in Botafogo and the stance they had with me, called me to talk and have a career, a good future within the club.”

He has signed a new deal until 2017 and there appears to be no release clause written into this deal.

So Chelsea and Tottenham must move on if they are to find another central defensive recruit.

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