Rio Ferdinand is apparently a target for Brazilian side Flamengo.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is a target for Brazilian club side Flamengo, according to Sky Sports.
The veteran centre-back, who scored his first goal for five years against Swansea City at the weekend, is hoping to earn a new contract at Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old has had a good season for the club, helping them win their 20th league title, but it is not yet known if he will be kept around under new manager David Moyes.
Flamengo have also been linked with another Premier League player, Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who is likely to leave Loftus Road following the club’s relegation to the Championship.
However, the club’s vice president Wallim Vasconcellos has played down rumours linking his side to Ferdinand and Cesar, saying that nothing is happening at the moment to bring either of these players to Brazil.
“There is nothing about Rio Ferdinand,” he said.
“Julio Cesar is a great goalkeeper and could play for any team, but he is not one of our concerns right now.”
33-year-old Cesar has also emerged as a target for Arsenal, and may prefer one last chance to play for a top club before returning to his home country.