Galatasaray are preparing an offer for Vasco defender and Olympic Gold medal winner Luan
Defender Luan has been one of the most watched players in Vasco da Gama's squad.
Galatasaray are preparing an offer to sign defender Luan from Vasco; he was an Olympic champion with the Brazilian national team at Rio de Janeiro. The information is from Turkish website "SporX". The parties that represent the player, however, ensure that they are unaware of the interest for now. The youngster came through the youth system of Vasco, and is seen by the club as one of the players with the biggest potential for sale to the European market. Earlier this season, Corinthians had made a bid for the player, but Vasco president Eurico Miranda turned down the offer and renewed the defender's contract. Another club who tried to sign Luan was Vasco's rival Flamengo, but the defender himself chose to refuse the attractive salary proposal due to his identification with the São Januário side. Still, according to the Turkish website, Galatasaray are only waiting for the endorsement of Dutch coach Jan Riekerink to advance in the negotiation.