Manchester United reportedly attempted to thrash out a swap deal with Flamengo in an attempt to take defensive midfielder Joao Gomes to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were prepared for Andreas Pereira to join the Brazilian club on a permanent deal if Flamengo allowed Gomes, who is now a target for Liverpool, to move in the opposite direction.
Pereira spent last season on loan in his homeland, before joining Fulham earlier this summer. United signed Pereira from PSV at the start of 2012.
But he never became a regular starter for the Red Devils and was shipped out on loan four times during his decade at Old Trafford.Read more on express.co.uk