Flamengo considering move for Felipe Melo - report
Flamengo are considering the possibility of making an offer for Juventus' defensive midfielder, according to reports in Brazil.
Lancenet reports that the club's board have already started seeking information about Felipe Melo's situation.
Felipe Melo is under contract with Italian club Juventus but was loaned to Turkish side Galatasaray in the last two seasons.
The biggest obstacles Flamengo have to solve are his high salary, and Juventus' intention of only selling him for around 7 million Euros, rather than loaning him out again.
Felipe Melo's strong identification with Flamengo may, however, facilitate an eventual deal, as he started his career at the club and has publicly expressed his love for the rubro-negro before.
Flamengo are also in talks with former Brazil manager Mano Menezes, who has demanded that the club make big signings, if he is to be hired.