Fluminense and Atletico Mineiro are both vying for the signature of Liverpool midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza this month and the deal is complicated, claims a report.
Globo Esporte via Sport Witness reported that Atletico Mineiro had reached an agreement with Liverpool for the €3m transfer of Allan.
However, now the same source claim Fluminense have now accepted to pay a larger asking price for the 22-year-old, who is out of contract this simmer.
Allan was expected in Belo Horizonte to sign for Atletico today after they matched Fluminense’s offer, but agreed to pay the €3m in cash.
Liverpool are understood to have accepted that, but the same Brazilian publication now claims Fluminense have now upped their offer to Liverpool to €3.75m to be paid in eight instalments.
The ball is definitely in the court of the Reds, but whatever happens the club will make a huge profit on the player, who moved to Anfield in the summer of 2015 for a fee of £500,000.
He has struggled to make an impact though, with the Brazilian yet to make a senior appearance for the Reds.
And following a string of loans in Europe, Allan looked like he was unlikely to fulfil his early promise as his career failed to get off the ground; that is until a move back to his homeland with Fluminense saw the player capture the best form of his career and ensure something of a transfer scramble for his services.
The player moved to the Rio de Janiero club in February 2019, initially on a half-season loan, but having seen his deal extended until the end of the season, Allan now finds himself very much a man in demand after a string of impressive displays.
Last month, Fluminense president Mario Bittencourt claimed his side were in talks over a permanent deal, with a contract having already been agreed with the player.
“Liverpool show no interest in renewing the loan, just in selling,” Bittencourt stated, before then claiming his side would need to find a “formula” to match the Reds’ terms.