That’s according to Brazilian publication FogaoNET, who claim that Palace have made contact with United over a potential deal.
Fulham had agreed a deal of £9m with the Red Devils, but this late attempt from Patrick Vieira has given the player a decision to make.
Pereira will decide his future within the next few days, and also has Lyon as a potential suitor.
The Brazilian’s career at Old Trafford has certainly been tumultuous, however, he picked a good year to leave on loan as United slumped to their worst ever Premier League season.
Having initially been touted as an attacking midfielder upon first bursting onto the scene, this season has seen him develop into more of a deep-lying playmaker. He could be the perfect player that Vieira needs to balance his fresh midfield.
With Cheick Doucoure all but announced, and a number of other midfielders linked, Pereira could be the glue to tie them all together.
It is this class that has led his manager for the season, Renato Gaucho, to be full of praise for him: “He is versatile, he is a player I talked to even before joining Flamengo.
“He is a player who knows how to defend, knows how to attack too, he has the quality for that. That’s what I said, he is a player who is above average. Without a doubt, it was a great signing for Flamengo.”
Pereira had struggled to make his mark at Old Trafford, but perhaps being a slightly larger fish in a smaller pond, and this slight positional tweak, could unlock a remarkable player.
Already labelled a great signing for Flamengo, perhaps he could be the same for Vieira and link together his new acquisitions.