Liverpool are reportedly ready to step up their interest Gremio’s highly-rated striker Luan.
The 24-year-old only has a year left on his contract and he’s turned down an extension, so he could be available for around £26m.
Spartak Moscow were understood to have been close to completing a deal earlier this week, but the Reds are now in pole position.
Our traders have Luan at 8/11 to be a Liverpool player when the transfer window slams shut later this month.
Spartak are now 3/1 to win the race for his signature.
He can play as a forward or in a slightly deeper role and that flexibility would suit the Reds well.
Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems mean they lack a reliable goalscorer up front, while Philippe Coutinho’s potential departure could leave Jurgen Klopp’s side short of creativity.
Luan scored 12 goals for Gremio last season and he made his debut for Brazil in January.
Arsenal are also understood to be interested and we have them at 13/8 to beat the competition and bring him to North London.
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