Various reports link QPR keeper Júlio César with Grêmio moveJúlio César needs to play regularly to continue as Brazil number one -
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Júlio César is close to moving to Brazilian club Grêmio according to English paper the Daily Mail.
Grêmio released 40-year-old Dida at the end of 2013 and are openly on the look out for a new goalkeeper.
César has been looking for a move away from London since QPR were relegated from the Premier League last season and because of his preference to depart, English keeper Robert Green has been first choice for the West London club this season.
The Brazilian number one has been told though that he needs to be playing regularly to ensure he remains number one for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team.
The Mail believe he may move to Brazil on a loan move and Lance asked Grêmio director of football Marcos Chitolina about speculation linking themselves with the QPR goalie.
He said: “We are doing nothing with Júlio César. We are not negotiating.
“We can not rule out bring a keeper in because we did the pre-season with the under-18 goalkeeper.
“It hurts no one though but it would be a special situation to bring a goalkeeper in.”
However Lance go on to confirm that sources close to the 34-year-old keeper insist talks are ongoing between QPR and Grêmio and Júlio César may find himself back in Brazil soon.