Flamengo Vice-President Marcos Braz reveals his club has successfully negotiated a price “well below €22m” for Inter loanee Gabriel Barbosa.
The Brazilian striker is currently preparing to face Liverpool in the Club World Cup Final on Saturday, but his future continues to be a topic of interest.
Now, one of their chiefs have confirmed that they have already agreed a fee to sign their top goalscorer permanently.
“We will immediately resume talks for Gabigol after the Club World Cup Final,” Braz told Fox Sports.
“The discussions with Inter are fine. It’s a project that has worked and we want it to continue.
“With Inter, things have been going well for three or four months. A price was negotiated three months ago, there seems to be no change there.
“We are very optimistic about Gabriel. The figure is well below €22m.”
However, Calciomercato.com argues the delay in an announcement is because Gabigol is waiting for an offer from Europe.
That would likely appease the Nerazzurri, given the prospect of better bids coming their way, alhough the report accepts he will remain at Flamengo if no such offers arrive.