London, Mar 2 (ANI): Deco has urged Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti that he wants to quit the club, dealing another blow to the Blues after defeats to Inter and Manchester City plus the John Terry and Ashley Cole sex scandals.
"I want to go back to Brazil. I still have a couple of good years of high-level football in me but I want to be near my kids," Deco said.
Deco, 32, has a year left on his Chelsea deal but has asked the club to let him leave, The Sun reports.
"Ideally, I'd like to go after the World Cup and I've been talking to Chelsea about it," he said.
Deco has been a major player under boss Ancelotti, featuring in 24 games this term.
"It will all depend on Chelsea - if the club release me or let me go on loan. I'm not going to rush to choose a new club but it's time to get back," Deco said.
Flamengo are among the teams to have expressed an interest in the Brazil-born ace, who plans to quit international football after representing Portugal at this summer's World Cup. (ANI)