Liverpool have been among the most active Premier League teams this summer, bringing in new goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders to Anfield. However, the Reds have made few changes to the situation up-front, other than to sell Christian Benteke and attempt to force Mario Balotelli to leave. The latest rumours in the press claim that could be set to change though, with Liverpool reportedly submitting a £30 million bid for striker Luan Vieira.
The 23-year-old Gremio centre-forward has risen to prominence over the past month, playing a crucial role in Brazil’s Olympic football tournament glory. The striker netted twice during their gold medal run, as well as scoring during the final penalty shoot-out against Germany. Luan was an instrumental part of the Gremio first-team last season, but the club’s vice-president Alberto Guerra has refused to rule out a move, with Leicester City also previously interested.
Recent gossip has suggested that Daniel Sturridge’s place in Merseyside is far from secure, and that he could find himself further down the pecking order when Luan arrives. Liverpool are hoping to tempt Gremio into selling quickly with a substantial £30 million offer, placing Luan in an advanced role alongside fellow Brazilians Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.