Christian Vieri is still in Brazil.

Botafogo declared last week that a deal for the ex-Inter and AC Milan striker was off after he didn't appear for his signing ceremony.

However, Vieri remains in the country and is said to be close to signing with Third Division Boavista.

The Italian veteran was unhappy with the terms offered by Botafogo, but Boavista is close to agreeing a deal worth €120,000-a-month - more than what Corinthians are paying Ronaldo.