Flamengo have conceded defeat in their attempts to sign Mario Balotelli, who is now all set for Brescia.
Flamengo officials met Balotelli’s agent in Montecarlo on Thursday afternoon, with the intention of making one final attempt to convince the striker.
However, the Brazilian side announced in a statement on their official website that they had ended negotiations with the 29-year-old.
According to AS, a deal fell through in part because the free agent wanted them to also take his younger brother Enoch.
As part of his request, Enoch would have been assigned to Fla’s satellite club Boavista and promised at least 10 appearances.
Whereas the Italy international is expected to earn a basic salary of no more than €2m at Brescia, the newspaper claims he was demanding €9m over two years to play for the Rubro-negro.
Sky Sport Italia, meanwhile, is adamant the former Milan and Inter hitman only needs to be confirmed as a Rondinelle player.