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Brazilian defender Gil not to leave Shandong Luneng
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Brazilian defender Gil not to leave Shandong Luneng

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Jinan, May 9 : Brazilian defender Gil will not leave China's Shandong Luneng and join Brazil's Corinthians by the end of this year, spokesperson of the Chinese club said on Thursday.

Luneng described a Brazilian media report totally baseless, which said that Gil not only wants to return to Corinthians but intends to do so before his contract expires in December. The 32-year-old center-back joined Luneng in January 2016. Before that, he played for Brazil's Cruzeiro and French Ligue 1 Valenciennes, and was transferred to Corinthians where he won the Brazilian Serie A title in 2015.

He was also nominated to Team of the Year in Italian Serie A for two consecutive years. Luneng beat South Korea's Gyeongnam 2-1 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday to advance into the knock-out stage. (XINHUA)