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Portuguese striker joins Chelsea


Chelsea have signed Sporting Lisbon striker Fabio Paim on loan with a view to securing him on a permanent deal.

Chelsea have agreed a deal with the Portuguese club for the 20-year-old to join on an initial one-year loan.

Striker Claudio Pizarro recently left Stamford Bridge to join Werder Bremen on loan, while Andrei Shevchenko's future remains unclear.

Sporting have an excellent record in developing young players, most notably Cristiano Ronaldo.


Under contract to Sporting until 2010, Paim was loaned to Portuguese club Pacos da Ferreira last season.

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see also
Chelsea's Pizarro rejoins Bremen
18 Aug 09 |  Chelsea
Shevchenko on verge of Milan move
20 Aug 08 |  Chelsea

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