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Report: Brazil No. 1 Cesar to join TFC on loan

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Brazil's No. 1 goalkeeper could soon be Toronto FC's starting netminder.

That's the word from Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, which has linked Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar with a loan move to Toronto.

While the article states the deal is imminent, it does not specify whether the arrangement is a six-month deal or a season-long move.

Toronto FC and Major League Soccer have yet to comment publicly about the report.

Cesar is expected to start for Brazil at this summer's World Cup, but has been riding the pine at QPR, and in recent weeks has found himself out of the squad altogether.

Given his salary, in the range of $6-million a season, his club has had trouble moving the player on, so a loan deal would make sense.

Since Toronto FC has used up its three designated player slots, however, QPR would need to pay the majority of Cesar's salary if the loan were to go through.

The Brazilian shot stopper has represented his country 74 times, and has lined up for the likes of Flamengo, Inter Milan and QPR professionally.

Individually, he has twice been named goalkeeper of the year in Italy's Serie A, and during his time at Inter he won five league titles and the Champions League.

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