Brazil’s Santos chasing Japan-based striker Kayke

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 8 (IANS) Brazilian football club Santos are reportedly preparing an offer to sign forward Kayke from Japanese outfit Yokohama F. Marinos.

The eight-time Brazilian Serie A champions are hoping to secure the 28-year-old on a three year deal, according to media reports on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Santos President Modesto Roma Junior is understood to be keen to finalise a deal within days as Santos prepare for the Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition.

Fellow Brazilian top-flight club Gremio last week withdrew an offer for Kayke after the parties failed to agree on financial terms.

Kayke scored four goals in 17 J-League matches last year after joining Yokohama F. Marinos from Flamengo.