Arsenal's André Santos close to joining Flamengo
Flamengo are very close to announcing Arsenal's left-back André Santos, according to reports in Brazilian press.
The negotiations advanced on Wednesday and he could be announced by Flamengo as early as this Thursday.
The left-back is already in Rio de Janeiro to finalize the negotiations, the deal need to be finalized by Saturday, when the Brazilian international transfer window closes.
André Santos will join Flamengo on a one-year loan deal, as the full-back is under contract with Arsenal until 2015.
The Arsenal left-back played for Flamengo from 2005 to 2006, without impressing, and later moved to Corinthians.
Flamengo's current manager Mano Menezes was at Corinthians at the time André Santos played for the São Paulo-based club. André Santos' performances there were good and he eventually got called up, playing the Confederations Cup and Copa América.