Man Utd leave door open for Andreas Pereira to return after 'rejecting Flamengo's bid to make loan transfer permanent'

MANCHESTER UNITED have left the door open for an Andreas Pereira return after reportedly rejecting a bid from loan club Flamengo.

The Brazilian played 24 times for the Brazilian outfit, scoring five and assisting one.

But Pereira made a costly error in the final of the Copa Libertadores, slipping in extra-time to allow Deyverson to run through on goal and score the winner.

Despite the Steven Gerrard-like slip, Flamengo would like to take Pereira off united's hands permanently.

And an offer of £8million was proposed to the Premier League side.

But according to journalist Rudy Galetti, the offer was turned down opening the door for a potential return.

Should Pereira return to Old Trafford, he'll face an almighty fight to win a regular first-team spot, with the likes of Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba – should the Frenchman extend his stay beyond the season – all ahead of him.

United would like to get around £16m for the midfielder.

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The deal is not dead though, with Flamengo preparing a second offer for Pereira in the coming days.

Should a move back to his native country fail to materialise, old suitors could resurface.

Serie A outfit Lazio enquired about Pereira last summer before they re-signed Felipe Anderson from West Ham in a cheap deal.

Turkish giants Fenerbahce also held an interest in the creative midfielder.

United may struggle to command a huge fee comes this summer with the player entering the final year of his contract.

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