Colombian international Marlos Moreno could remain in Brazil when his loan spell at Flamengo runs out at the end of the 2018, it has been reported.
The Manchester City winger, who arrived to much hype in 2016, has disappointed in loan spells at Deportivo La Coruña, Girona FC and Flamengo, with the latter club showing no interest in extending the Colombian’s loan term.
However, according to Esporte 24 Horas, another prominent Brazilian side, São Paulo, have made a proposal to City to sign 22-year-old Moreno on a one-year loan deal. Palmeiras have also shown interest in Marlos, who cost City an initial £4.75 million from Atlético Nacional.
Palmeiras head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, of Brazil and Chelsea fame, is said to have requested Marlos, but today it is their rivals São Paulo who would seem closest to signing the City man.
Moreno is under contract with City until June 2021 so another one-year loan deal could be an option to try and raise his value, before selling him in 2020.