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Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to challenge each other to acquire the services of Brazilian star Luan this summer. He is currently playing as a forward from his native club Gremio and his impressive display for the club has seen him become a transfer target for some Premier League clubs.
According to the Sun, the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp sent a scout to monitor the 24-year-old’s action against Godoy Cruz. He found the net 11 times and provided five assists in 22 appearances so far.
It was believed that Luan was closing in on completing a move to Spartak Moscow. However, the attacker’s move to Russia has stalled and that has given an opportunity for the Merseyside club and the Gunners in securing his services.
The Premier League clubs have already been warned by Gremio that they should be swift in their action if they really want the man. The Brazilian outfit own 70 percent of the player’s right, while the three other partners own 10 percent share each.
Gremio president Romildo Bolzan has admitted that Luan’s potential move to Spartak Moscow is being planned. He has urged Liverpool to make a quick approach, if they are interested in signing him.
“The deal (with Spartak) is on stand-by. There are a number of issues, we are trying to see whether they happen, contract, percentage split, payment deadlines, which is the only thing that is more or less close. If Liverpool have a bid, it better be made soon,” Bolzan told the Brazilian publication Globo Esporte.
Liverpool and Arsene Wenger’s side are aware that any move for Luan will see them face difficulties in getting the work permit for the player. He has only made one senior appearance for Brazil and is also selected for the upcoming World-Cup qualifiers to face Ecuador and Colombia. Tite’s side have already won qualifier to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Luan’s style of play has seen him being dubbed as the “new Ronaldinho” and backed to be Brazil’s next star by the former Barcelona man himself. He won the gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.