The transfer of Grêmio fullback Vanderson to Brentford is on the verge of collapsing, according to reports from Brazil.

Globo Esporte writes that AS Monaco ‘crossed the negotiations’ and are now close to buying the youngster, following a €12m offer.

The outlet points out that Grêmio had accepted the bid from Brentford, which was worth €11m plus €3m in performance bonuses, but there should now be a ‘turnaround’ with the move made by the Ligue 1 side.

Vanderson’s staff are said to be analysing ‘the best scenario’, as his exit from the Brazilian side should be sealed before Friday, so he can complete the move in the first week of January.

Globo Esporte points out there’s also an unnamed Italian club in the race. And things seem to be moving very quickly, as they first tweeted that Monaco had entered the competition, and shortly came up with an update saying the Ligue 1 side are now close to signing the 20-year-old.

Meanwhile, UOL comes up with similar information. They claim that the move to Brentford was ‘in such an advanced stage’ that Vanderson had been told to sort the bureaucratic issues for a work permit.

However, Monaco’s bid is said to be bigger both for the player and for the club. Especially because they offer more in performance bonuses, and since Grêmio only have 70% of the transfer, the add-on is a way of getting a few million with no need of sharing it.

UOL says there are only details left for the deal with AS Monaco to be closed.