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Willian to take legal action over agent letter

The 29-year-old claims he never signed the letter in question.

Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian is taking legal action after insisting a document appearing to authorise a change of agents used a “forged” signature.

The 29-year-old has instructed his lawyers following the emergence of a letter which appears to show Denirobson Dias giving Renee Pinheiro Anunciacao permission to represent the Premier League player.

But Willian has rejected the validity of the letter, which he shared in an Instagram post on Thursday.

He wrote: “In the recent days I have been informed that a ‘letter of authorisation for player agent FIFA’, allegedly signed in my name has been circulated through the football market.

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In the recent days I have been informed that a “letter of authorization for player agent FIFA”, allegedly signed in my name has been circulated through the football market. In such letter, Mr. Denirobson Dias would grant an authorization to Mr. Renee Pinheiro Anunciação to represent me until 15 August 2018, throughout football clubs in the United Kingdom and France. I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny. Finally, since there seem to be clear evidence that my signature has been forged, or anyway misused, I hereby inform that my lawyers are already instructed to proceed with all appropriate legal measures before any competent courts or authorities. I hope I have clarified the matter and any possible misunderstanding. Willian Borges da Silva Nos últimos dias fui informado de que uma “carta de autorização para agente de jogadores FIFA”, supostamente assinada por mim, está circulando pelo mercado do futebol. Na referida carta, o Sr. Denirobson Dias concede uma autorização ao Sr. Renee Pinheiro Anunciação para me representar até 15 de agosto de 2018, perante os clubes do Reino Unido e França. Gostaria de esclarecer que nunca assinei tal carta, cujo conteúdo nego completamente. Finalmente, uma vez que parece haver provas claras de que a minha assinatura foi falsificada, ou de qualquer forma mal utilizada, informo que meus advogados já estão instruídos a proceder com todas as medidas legais cabíveis perante quaisquer tribunais ou autoridades competentes. Espero ter esclarecido o assunto e qualquer possível mal-entendido. Willian Borges da Silva

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“In such letter, Mr Denirobson Dias would grant an authorisation to Mr Renee Pinheiro Anunciacao to represent me until August 15 2018, throughout football clubs in the United Kingdom and France.

“I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny.

“Finally, since there seem to be clear evidence that my signature has been forged, or anyway misused, I hereby inform that my lawyers are already instructed to proceed with all appropriate legal measures before any competent courts or authorities.

“I hope I have clarified the matter and any possible misunderstanding.”

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