It continues to be impressive how Andreas Pereira’s situation at Flamengo will drag until the final days of his loan from Manchester United.

Even though the clubs are believed to have a deal to make his move permanent for only €10m, half of the price the buying option had originally been agreed for, the Rio de Janeiro side are still having second thoughts about completing the operation.

In the most recent interview with ESPN Brasil, Flamengo’s vice-president Marcos Braz brought more details on how things stand.

He claims his club have not given up on signing Andreas Pereira from Manchester United, and insists that this is a very complex situation to get sorted.

“Three months ago it was widely reported that Flamengo had closed with Andreas. A month later they said that Flamengo had dropped Andreas. And that’s not it. Flamengo is still looking for an alternative for the player to stay here,” Marcos Braz told ESPN.

“It’s very difficult, a very complex situation. He is a young player, who has a lot of market, and from a financially powerful club. So when you go to discuss some terms, you have limits to advance on this topic, but Flamengo still works for the maintenance of the player’.”

What Flamengo are clearly doing is trying to get a discount from Manchester United.

With Pereira having a not so impressive spell, they’re using it on their side to sign him for less, especially because there’s only one year left on his contract with the Red Devils.