Manchester United have not contacted Flamengo over a possible move for Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa despite reports that were circulating online following the reports of a possible Cristiano Ronaldo departure, says a reliable journalist.
West Ham transfer news: Gabriel Barbosa offer remains on table with striker set to push for Flamengo exit
Gabriel Barbosa is set to tell Flamengo that he wants to leave the club and move to England, with West Ham keen to sign the forward. The Hammers made an offer to take Barbosa on loan for 18 months - with the option of making the move permanent for €30m (£25m) - earlier this month, and that proposal remains on the table.
The January transfer window has opened across Europe, which leaves South American football open to the risk of losing its biggest talents. But not, perhaps, as much as in the recent past. The market has changed and big European clubs are no longer as interested in signing the established stars...
West Ham have held talks over the signing of Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa with the Brazilian, who is nicknamed 'Gabigol', keen on a move to England. Barbosa is one of a number of strikers West Ham are looking at in this January's transfer window, although the 25-year-old is interesting three other Premier League clubs.
Gabriel Barbosa and João Gomes scored the goals for Flamengo in the State Championship final, in May 2021.