Although it looked set in stone that Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira would join Brazilian club Flamengo at the end of his loan spell, the deal is at risk of falling through.
According to ESPN reporter Rob Dawson, Flamengo run the risk of missing out on a permanent deal for Pereira with negotiations still not yet finalised.
An agreement was met between Flamengo and United with the fee believed to be worth £10m, including a clause for a percentage of any future move for the 26-year-old, who is willing to accept a lower salary than he is on at Old Trafford.
Pereira’s current deal at United runs until 2023.
The report claims that clubs from Spain, Holland and England are circling due to uncertainty over Flamengo’s finances.
Pereira had loan spells in Spain at Valencia and Granada before joining Lazio for a season.
At Flamengo, Pereira played a key role in their team last season – scoring five goals in 24 games – and one of the clubs he is being linked with is PSV Eindhoven, where he played before joining United’s academy. Moreover, the Dutch club announced on Wednesday that former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will be their head coach next season.
Hopefully Pereira’s future is resolved soon.