Andreas Pereira is getting closer on loan to Flamengo as talks about his future continue.
The midfielder was absent from the friendly 22-man United squad named against Burnley.
United have found it slow to move players this summer, and while there is interest in Pereira it seems unlikely that this will be a permanent move.
Flamengo leads the race in front of the interest of Everton and Fenerbahce, reports Globo Esporte.
The report states: “Andreas sees the possibility of working in Brazil as an important step in his career. “
Pereira hopes the move will help him grab the attention of Brazilian manager Tite.
Flamengo wants a deal done by next week
One of the reasons this deal is moving forward now is Flamengo’s desire to secure a deal by next Tuesday.
This is due to the obligation to register new players to participate in the Copa do Brasil, with the end of next Tuesday as the deadline.
Pereira’s salary is one of the two issues at this point. Flamengo wanted to pay half. United are also insisting on a call option, although it is not clear whether this will only be an option or an obligation to buy.
A Times report reported that Flamengo wanted the loan to last until December 2022, until the World Cup.
Pereira was on the bench for United on opening day and was an unused replacement.
With other eligible players this weekend including Raphael Varane and Eric Bailly, there was a chance Pereira was not named to this Sunday’s 20-man squad.
He is in excess of United’s needs, spending last season on loan at Lazio.
Pereira is apparently ready to move to Flamengo, if United accept the offer.
Flamengo recently made a deal with Chelsea to loan Kenedy for the season, which included a buyout option, which may suggest they have the ability to successfully negotiate and secure the deal for Pereira.
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