The Reds were also linked with a move for the Brazilian attacker last summer and with Daniel Sturridge’s summer departure looking increasingly likely, Jurgen Klopp is said to be looking at Luan as an ideal replacement for the England international.
According to the Mirror, Liverpool have agreed to pay Gremio’s asking price of €30m for the striker who was a key player for Brazil in Rio games last year where they won their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football.
Last year Gremio president Romildo Bolzan admitted that they did not receive any official bid from any club but there could be something with rumours making the rounds about interest in Luan.
“There was nothing about Luan. Really nothing,” Bolzan said.
“But I want to admit here that there are so many talks that I think that outside of Gremio there’s something.”
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho recently heaped huge praise on the player and wants his former club to sign him.
“Luan is very good,” the 2006 Champions League winner said.
“He’s creative, he’s talented and thinks differently. He belongs in Europe. I want Barcelona to recruit him because he has a smart game and would perfectly fit Barcelona’s style.”
Luan, whose contract with Gremio expires next year, is currently their top scorer with 12 goals so far this season.
Similar to Roberto Firmino, the 24-year-old is a creative forward who not only scores goals up front but also likes to contribute to the build-up, a kind of striker Klopp likes to work with.
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