Flamengo in talks to sign Arsenal's André Santos - report
Flamengo have already started talks to sign Arsenal's left-back André Santos, according to reports in Brazilian press.
Globo Esporte reports that negotiations have advanced and that André Santos is expected to sign a one-year loan deal with the Rio de Janeiro-based club.
André Santos is under contract with Arsenal until 2015, but Globo Esporte reports that Arsenal have already agreed to let him join Flamengo.
The main problem that can prevent a deal from happening is that the transfer has to be completed by Friday, before the Brazilian international window closes on July 20.
André Santos played for Grêmio during the first semester, but he failed to impress, and returned to Arsenal. Flamengo's manager Mano Menezes has previously worked with him, when they were both at Corinthians.