Which Brazilian Players Could Return Home for the 2013 Season

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Which Brazilian Players Could Return Home for the 2013 Season
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The Brazilian league's renaissance continues apace with the news over the past two weeks that World Cup winning defender Lúcio and Leverkusen midfielder Renato Augusto have signed deals to return to the country in January. 

Corinthians' recent success in the Club World Cup provided a further shot in the arm for the competition and, for the first time in many years, it appears that in 2013 there will be several clubs in the Brazilian top-flight who could at least compete at the top end of European football.

The past few days have been a swirl of both truthful and nonsensical transfer speculation, with players, agents and media outlets catching on to the increased buying power of the Brasileirão's giants.

So, let's try to sort the wheat from the chaff and discover which Brazilian players have a realistic chance of returning home in 2013.

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