CSKA Moscow forward Vagner Love could be a Flamengo player by the end of the week, after the Brazilian club's president affirmed that he was on his way to sealing a deal with the Rio de Janeiro giants.
The 27-year-old striker's transfer has been drawn-out for months between Russia and Brazil, with Vagner and Flamengo repeatedly stating an interest in renewing their relationship without a concrete bid being accepted by the Russian outfit.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, however, Fla president Patricia Amorim gave the strongest hint yet that a resolution was close.
"Love is on his way [to Flamengo], he is close," the chief stated in declarations published by Globoesporte. The striker, questioned while at a party to celebrate the New Year in Rio, gave a similar statement of faith.
"Everything is on the right track," he commented.
Flamengo are expected to seal a transfer worth €6.2 million with CSKA, who signed Vagner Love in 2004 from Palmeiras.