The midfielder is set to seal a permanent move away from Manchester United...
The midfielder spent last season on loan in Serie A with Lazio...
Arsenal sign Mari on loan with an option to buy in the summer.
A report in Brazil has shed more light on why the deal has been stuttering in recent days.
The Spanish defender spent three years at Manchester City before joining Flamengo last summer.
Liverpool chase more silverware as they face Flamengo in the Club World Cup final.
"They came here with a clear order to win it and come back home as heroes. We got told to stay at home."