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The striker enjoyed a prolific seven-year spell at the club between 2004 and 2011 and could move back to Russia after his time in Brazil came to a sour end

Vagner Love is set for a return to CSKA Moscow, after his contract with Flamengo was cancelled by mutual consent.

Following the Brazilian giant's recent signing of Elias, the 28-year-old was reported to have called for a meeting with a delegation of team officials, according to Globoesporte.

Love was understood to have emerged from the discussions deeply disillusioned, and returned to training only to bid farewell to his team-mates, informing them of his intention to return to CSKA.

Flamengo's official website has since confirmed the striker's departure, bringing to an end his 12-month stay at the club.

The forward scored 13 goals in 36 league games for Urubu, but was unable to fire his team to any silverware.

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