Gremio deny Liverpool move for Luan

May 15, 2017
By: Milos Markovic

Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr has moved on to reject speculations that a deal has been made between Liverpool and Brazilian striker Luan.

Liverpool’s interest in the 24-year-old Gremio forward Luan has been first recorded earlier this month when Brazilian media suggested that the Reds have submitted an offer worth £23 million.

The story built up with Daily Mirror suggesting that the fee was somewhere closer to £26 million and adding that the Reds have had their offer accepted by the Gremio officials.

Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr however remains adamant no deal has been made.

“We have no information, no official proposal”, Romildo Bolzan Jr said after Gremio’s win over Botafogo this weekend.

Luan is just the latest in line of Brazilian players to be linked with a summer move to Anfield as Jurgen Klopp appears prepared to add some more South American flair to his squad after seeing Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho become such a success for the Reds.

Gremio star Luan fits the bill with Jurgen Klopp – from the business aspect of a possible deal – as he is entering the final year of his contract. The Brazilian forward would still command a considerable transfer fee despite the contract situation.

Gremio also appear to be keen to extend Luan’s contract, but Bolzan Jr admitted that the club will be required to sell players to balance the books at the end of the season.

President of the Brazilian side had previously revealed Gremio are interested in re-signing their former player Lucas Leiva which offers promise that two clubs – Gremio and Liverpool – could go on to deepen their business relationship.

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