Transfer news: Flamengo have declared interest in Wolfsburg's Brazilian Diego
Flamengo have announced that they are considering a bid for Wolfsburg's Brazil international Diego.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 17/06/13 12:20pm
The attacking midfielder scored 10 league goals in 32 games to help pull Wolfsburg clear of relegation trouble in the Bundesliga last season.
Diego spent 2011/12 on loan at Atletico Madrid, and has spent time in Italy following a 27million euros move to Juventus.
The midfielder has 15 caps for Brazil, but has been in and out of favour since his debut in 2003.
Still just 28, it appears that Diego may be close to a move back to South America.
"Diego is an excellent player," Flamengo vice-president Wallim Vasconcellos told Radio Bradesco Esportes.
"However, the information we have shows that he currently has a very high salary.
"We will listen to the manager [former Brazil coach Mano Menezes], and if he wants Diego we will find out how much we would need to spend in the negotiations."