Former Arsenal striker Eduardo to spurn Premier League interest for Brazil - report

Arsenal's former injury-hit striker Eduardo da Silva is set for a move to Brazil's Flamengo, following interest from the likes of QPR and Stoke City this summer.

Having been courting former Arsenal man Eduardo da Silva over recent weeks, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City now look set to miss out on the striker, with reports that a deal with Brazilian club Flamengo is imminent.

Eduardo was recently released by Ukraine’s Shakhar Donetsk, having originally joined from Arsenal for a reported £6 million in July 2010, and now looks set for a move back to the country of his birth.

The 31-year played three seasons with the Gunners after signing from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2007, but his spell in London was severely curtailed after a horrific leg break in early 2008 saw him miss the majority of the 2008-09 season.

Having opted to represent his adopted nation Croatia at the international level, Eduardo was a part of the side’s World Cup squad in Brazil but, despite his impressive record of 29 goals in 64 appearances, saw just 20 minutes of action in the 4-0 win over Cameroon.

Available on a free this summer, a host of other clubs had been linked to his signature, including West Ham United, Fenerbahce and Lazio, but Harry Redknapp and Mark Hughes appeared most interested in bringing the injury-hit frontman back to the Premier League until this latest news.

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