Andreas Pereira is moving closer to a loan move to Flamengo as talks over his future continue.
The midfielder was absent from United’s 22-man friendly squad named against Burnley.
United have found it slow-going to move players on this summer, and while there is interest in Pereira, it seems unlikely it will be a permanent move.
Flamengo lead the race ahead of interest from Everton and Fenerbahce, Globo Esporte report.
The report states: “Andreas sees the possibility of working in Brazil as an important move for his career.”
Pereira reportedly hopes the move will help him attract the attention of Brazil manager Tite.
Flamengo want deal done by next week
One of the reasons this deal is moving along now is Flamengo’s desire to get a deal done by next Tuesday.
This is due to a requirement to register new players to feature in the Copa do Brasil, with the end of next Tuesday the deadline.
Pereira’s wages are one of two issues at this point. Flamengo wanted to pay half. United are also insisting on a purchase option, although it is unclear if this will just be an option or an obligation to buy.
A report from The Times reported Flamengo want the loan to run until December 2022, right up until the World Cup.
Pereira was on the bench for United on opening day and was an unused substitute.
With further players eligible this weekend including Raphael Varane and Eric Bailly, there was a chance Pereira would not have been named in this Sunday’s 20-man squad.
He is surplus to requirements at United, spending last season out on loan at Lazio.
Pereira is seemingly willing to make the move to Flamengo, if United accept the offer.
Flamengo recently did a deal with Chelsea to loan Kenedy for the season, which included an option to buy, which may suggest they have the capability to successfully negotiate and get the deal done for Pereira.
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