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The 31-year-old has been in sensational form and CBF technical coordinator Gilmar has confirmed that coach Dunga is watching the striker closely

Benfica striker Jonas could be set to make a return to the Brazil squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers.

The 28-year-old has not appeared for the national team since winning the last of his eight caps in February 2012 but  he has been in stunning form for the the Portuguese champions, netting 24 goals in just 23 league games.

CBF technical coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi confirmed coach Dunga was has been casting a keen eye over the striker as he continues the search for his first choice centre-forward.

“Like all good Brazilian players, Jonas is also being watched by the CBF and our coach,” Rinaldi told A Bola.

“Do not ask me to evaluate the player or if he will be called up for the matches against Uruguay and Paraguay. You will have to wait until the squad is announced.”

Dunga has selected a number of different players for the role of the team’s central striker since his July 2014 appointment, but is yet to find his ideal No. 9.

Brazil host Uruguay at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife on March 24 before meeting Paraguay in Asuncion on March 30.