RIO DE JANEIRO - Flamengo says it has signed star forward Vagner Love from CSKA Moscow.

The 27-year-old Brazilian says in a statement on Flamengo's website that "I plan to stay for a long time and I want to help the team win all the tournaments possible."

There were no further details, but Rio de Janeiro's O Globo newspaper says Flamengo will pay CSKA $12.9 million over the next three years.

Flamengo says Love will be presented to fans at a date to to be determined.