Flamengo have signed striker Vagner Love from Russian side CSKA Moscow, the Brazilian club confirmed on their website.

The 27-year-old Brazil international, who spent six months on loan at Flamengo in 2010, has signed a contract that ties him to the Rio de Janeiro outfit until December 2014.

Rio-born Love said on www.flamengo.com.br: "I'm very very happy indeed to return to the club of my heart. It will be great to wear the shirt without having to leave six months later.

"I'll stay for a long time and I want to win, win and win. I want to win every possible title with the club.''

Love started his career with Palmeiras in 2002 before moving to CSKA two years later.

The prolific forward scored 117 goals in 244 games for the Russian club and helped them win numerous domestic titles as well as the 2005 UEFA Cup.

He added on CSKA's official website, www.pfc-cska.com: "I'm taking with me from Russia some great memories.

"During my seven years I have always felt the love and support of both the club and the fans. CSKA will always be an important part of my life.''