Grêmio yet to receive an offer for Luan, who's followed by Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus
Grêmio ensures that they haven't received any proposal for attacking midfielder Luan, whose performances during the Olympic Games may have attracted the interest of some major European clubs.
Unexpected star of the Brazilian team that won the Olympic Gold medal last week, Luan may have acquired enough prestige to cause a race between clubs for his signature. Spanish press have linked Luan with a move to Barcelona, who were supposed to make a proposal, which still hasn't arrived. The focus of Barcelona, at the moment, would be to sign striker Paco Alcácer from Valencia. As mentioned in Zero Hora, there has been interest in Luan from Manchester United, Liverpool and Italian champions Juventus. Following his appearances for Brazil's Olympic team, the Grêmio attacker would have completed the basic requirement for a work permit in England. There was also an enquiry from China but the player's representative would have requested monthly wages of approximately €275,000. Everything, however, is speculation, according to the board of Grêmio. Vice-president Alberto Guerra said: "Every good player is targeted. If a proposal arrives, we will analyse. But until now, there hasn't been any contact with Grêmio."
Luan was asked about the speculations surrounding his future, and the 23-year-old admitted that he spoke with Neymar on various subjects, including the chance to play in Europe. However, Luan added that he's not aware of any proposal or negotiation. A representative of Premier League champions Leicester City had met Luan's agent before the Olympics to discuss a transfer, but negotiations had stalled, apparently due to the high values involved.