Despite recent English claims reporting Manchester United right-back Guillermo Varela is close to a Uruguay return, South American claims state the move isn’t happening anytime soon.

The proposed transfer to Peñarol would have collapsed, as there are several local sources ruling it out at the start of this week.

Journalist Fabián Bertolini, from Radio 1010, claims he’s been told by the player’s agent that Varela is not moving back to his country. He claims Varela still hasn’t agreed his Manchester United departure, but when he does he’s set to stay in Europe.

The deal is also ruled out by journalist Julio César Gard, from Tenfield, who simply claims Varela is ‘not playing for Peñarol’.

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Varela was signed by Manchester United from Peñarol in 2013 on a €2.4m deal. He only had 11 official appearances for the club,  and at the end of last season ended up having his loan spell at Eintracht Frankfurt cut short after a controversial tattoo infection.

The fullback has been linked with a Peñarol return several times over the past few years, and it would be no surprise to see that trend continue.