Liverpool to miss long-term Brazilian attacking target as Lazio table offer

Date published: Tuesday 26th June 2018 9:57 - James Marshment

Liverpool are in danger of missing out on long-term target Luan after Lazio made an offer to sign the Brazilian.

The 25-year-old, who plays his football with Gremio, has been watched by the Reds on multiple occasions since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment though a concrete approach has never been forthcoming.

That was partially due to Luan’s reluctance to leave his country, but reports in Brazil claim he is now believed to be keen on a switch to Europe.

Liverpool, who recently saw efforts to land Nabil Fekir fail due to a disagreement over a long-standing knee issue, have been tipped to launch a bid for Luan, while Inter Milan are also said to be keen.

However, Rome-based outlet Citta Celeste claims it is Lazio who have made a move to sign the forward. They claim the Biancocelesti have submitted an initial bid of €15m for the player; an approach they claim has been rejected.

The report states that Gremio are holding out for a fee closer to €25m – and interest from Liverpool and Inter could yet see them achieve closer to their asking price.

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It remains to be seen if Liverpool will firm up their interest in the player, who has 55 goals in 210 appearances during his career, especially given any chance of resurrecting a deal for Fekir appear to be drifting further away.

 

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