West Ham United have submitted an offer to sign Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa for 18 months Oh Dia.
The Brazilian outlet insists on its website that the Irons have put together a financial package worth up to £5million for the deal.
The offer is reported to have been rejected the same day it was sent by David Moyes, who has previously addressed these rumours.
Flamengo’s board seem to have made it very clear that they will not let Barbosa or ‘Gabigoal’ go for nothing this winter.
A member is said to have told O Dia: “It doesn’t make sense to loan Gabi out and that they count 1,000 percent with the striker.”
Fabrizio Romano vouched for the South American sales after the play’s release, adding its validity.
Moyes has since spoken out as mentioned, ruling out the possibility of Barbosa or Adama Traore coming to the London Stadium.
Could this have been after the loan proposal was rejected?
Bringing Gabigoal to the Premier League so cheaply on an 18-month contract has always been a cheeky offer, if true, with no real benefit for Flamengo.
The Brazilian team would lose their main source of goals for more than a year without this supposed financial package bringing any real benefits.
However, Moyes likes to keep his cards close to his chest and we could see progress later if no other trades prove fruitful by the end of the window.
At West Ham United, that one Irons star faces a new deal at the London stadium as interest spurs GSB into action