Flamengo have confirmed their interest in AS Roma defender Juan.

Juan is being linked with a return to Brazil next month.

"Juan is like our first love and we'll continue to flirt with him," Flamengo Vice-President Rafael De Piro declared.

"We've tried to sign him in the past," he continued. "Maybe this will be the right time to actually do a deal…

"However, we are just talking at the moment and there is nothing concrete."