Santos head coach Muricy Ramalho has appeared to suggest that Florent Malouda is highly unlikely to move to Brazil.
The France international, whose wife is Brazilian, is reported to be considering offers from a number of the South American country’s top clubs, including Vasco da Gama.
Malouda has been tipped to leave Chelsea this summer, but Ramalho told local media the player’s wage demands mean a move away from Europe looks improbable.
“Malouda was offered to us. He is a very interesting player, but you get scared when they tell you their demands,” he is quoted as saying.
“They say they are in crisis in Europe, but they spend so much money on transfers there. He was offered to us, but when you think about his wages, it gets hard.”