Liverpool open talks to beat Premier League rivals to bargain transfer of Player of the Year winner

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Liverpool have reportedly opened talks over the potential transfer of Gremio forward Luan, who is also said to be wanted by other Premier League clubs.

According to Yahoo Sport, the Reds are working on a deal for the highly-rated Brazilian attacker, who has a release clause of just £15.8million at his current club.

This interest follows Liverpool losing star playmaker Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona this January, in a move that represented a major blow to Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

While Luan is unlikely to be a direct replacement, he’s shown plenty of promise in his native Brazil and clearly has his admirers in England.

The 24-year-old has 55 goals in 210 appearances for Gremio, and has won two caps for the senior Brazilian national team.

It would make sense for the player himself to make the move to Europe to boost his international chances, and he seems a player who could be a decent fit at Anfield.

Liverpool play an expansive attacking game under Klopp and Luan could fit in nicely with that, particularly as there’s now a gap that needs filling after Coutinho’s move to the Nou Camp.

Luan has plenty of pedigree despite not yet playing at the top level in Europe, having earned himself the recent vote of South American Player of the Year for his efforts.

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