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Breno, still in jail, gets Sao Paolo offer

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10:58 CET+01:00
Breno, the Brazilian Bayern München defender who now lives in a Bavarian jail cell after being sentenced to three years and nine months for setting fire to his rented villa, has received an offer to play for his old team in Brazil.

The Münchener Merkur reported that Sao Paolo has made Breno an offer, but Steffen Ufer, Breno's German attorney, said his client hasn't signed anything and that to do so would be counter productive.

He said his client will first accept offers “when everything in Germany is taken care of.” Ufer is appealing Breno's sentence and has contested the football star's imprisionment terms.

“The judges in Munich handed down a very severe sentence,” Ufer said, adding that he hoped more mercy would be shown on appeal.

He's also trying to get the court to agree to allow Breno out of jail during the day so he can train. The manager at 1. FC Nürnberg said if Breno were let out during the day he could train with his team.

Attorney Ufer repeated that his client has no intention of fleeing Germany and recognizes the need to fulfill the German requirements of his release. Breno's wife Renata backed that.

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“He'll go there once everything in Germany is dealt with,” she said.

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