Fluminense president Roberto Horcades has suggested that attacking midfielder Thiago Neves could rejoin the club from Hamburg in 2009, as the German club have failed to make any payment for the 23 year old.
Hamburg spent €7.5million to sign the highly-rated Neves over the summer, but with the global financial crisis hitting hard, it seems that Fluminense are yet to receive the fee.
"As of yet, we have received nothing from the sale of Thiago Neves to Germany," Horcades told SporTV
"The Bank of Hamburg, who fund Hamburg football club, have had serious problems due to the world-wide crisis and they have not kept up the payments for Neves.
"For this reason, we are currently studying the situation in the hope of getting Neves back to Fluminense for 2009," he affirmed.
The delay of funds from the sale of Neves also looks likely to see Fluminense fail in their attempts to sign on-loan midfielder Dario Conca on a permanent basis from River Plate.
"I am one of the greatest admirers of Conca," Horcades explained.
"He is a wonderful and well-disciplined athlete. We are not signing Conca simply because it is impossible at this moment in time.
"We do not have the money from the Neves deal and it is not easy to arrange funds, as the world is in a bad shape.
"Conca is still a priority and if we can get him it would be great. However, I don't want to promise something I cannot deliver," he concluded.