OVERNIGHT reports suggest that Middlesbrough have met with Flamengo's representatives to discuss a potential move for Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz. 

According to Brazilian media outlet Coluna Do Fla, Flamengo vice-president Marcos Braz and executive director Bruno Spindel met with Boro's Chief Executive Neil Bausor and first-team coach Leo Percovich to thrash out the terms of a possible deal for the 20-year-old. 

UOL Columnist Bruno Andrade believes that Boro would be interested in a season-long loan deal for Muniz, who has featured over 30 times for Flamengo, with the option to make the move permanent.

Neil Warnock has told the media that the club are scouting players in South America with the club using Percovich knowledge of the continent to their advantage. Boro are also on the cusp of completing a move for Argentine midfielder Martin Payero, who has completed a medical ahead of a potential move to Teesside. 

It's understood that newly relegated Fulham are providing competition for Boro and have already made an approach for Muniz, with the Brazilian side rejecting their offer. 

However, the Cottagers are said to be preparing another offer with Muniz keen on a move to Craven Cottage. While Boro would struggle to match the financial pull of a move to Fulham, Boro's links within South America could play a significant role in striking a deal with Flamengo.

If Muniz were to make the move to Teesside, he would become Boro's sixth summer signing

Boro and Fulham meet each other in the Championship in less than two weeks time in their season opening games in the Championship.