Flamengo have turned down Fulham’s loan offer for their young forward Rodrigo Muniz, according to reports from Brazil tonight.

The Championship club tabled a loan offer with an option to buy – believed to be in the region of £7.7m – for the twenty year-old striker, who was reportedly interested in moving to London after his representatives had held talks with new Fulham boss Marco Silva. But Flamengo are apparently uninterested in negotiating a loan move for their young star and have rejected the approach.

It remains to be seen whether the Whites will return again with an improved offer – or make an attempt to sign Muniz on a permanent basis.