Andrey Santos called into Brazil senior squad after Chelsea work permit rejected

Brazil have included Chelsea midfielder Andrey Santos in their 23-player squad for the March internationals.

The 18-year-old returned to previous club Vasco da Gama on loan from the Blues earlier this week after the UK government rejected his application for a work permit.

However, senior appearances with Brazil should give him hope of obtaining a work permit in the near future.

Santos’ return to Vasco is on a deal until the summer, at which point Chelsea hope he will have reached requirements to legally play in England.

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