Fulham are tabled an offer worth around £6.8m for Flamengo striker Rodrigo Nunez, according to fresh reports from Brazil tonight.

The Londoners have finally switched to a permanent deal for the 20 year-old striker after facing defeat in their duel with Middlesbrough for the Brazilian forward. Boro had earlier put together their own bid for Nunez and were considered the frontrunners to snare one of the Rio giants’ brightest talents after Saudi side Al-Nassr had dropped out of contention.

But with Marco Silva insistent that his new club should continue to try and bring one of his favoured targets to Craven Cottage, Fulham have satisfied Flamengo’s preference for an immediate sale with a structured deal designed to allow them to meet the EFL’s financial fair play regulations. Brazilian newspaper O Dia reports that they have offered an initial £5.1m up front with a further £1.7m to be paid in a second instalment.

Brazilian journalist Venê Casagrande claims that Muniz, who has scored ten goals in 32 games since breaking into the Flamengo side, would prefer a move to Fulham as he is keen to work with Silva, who made reference to his success in developing Richarlison after bringing him from Brazil to England when he held discussions with the forward’s representatives last week.