Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Luan rumours

Luan takes part in a training session at the Beira Rio Stadium on August 29, 2017 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador on August 31.

Liverpool have been linked to Luan - a rumour which has also been denied.

Luan takes part in a training session at the Beira Rio Stadium on August 29, 2017 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador on August 31.

Liverpool fans were given reason to get their hopes up yesterday over a deal for Brazilian sensation Luan - before rumours were quickly quashed.

Duncan Castles reported for Yahoo that the Reds had opened talks with Gremio over the forward, who was the star of the recent Copa Libertadores.

Luan has previously been linked to Liverpool and has a release clause in his contract of £18 million, making him excellent value.

Luan of Gremio battles for the ball against Lucas Silva of Cruzeiro during the Gremio v Cruzeiro match, part of Copa do Brasil Semi-Finals 2017, at Arena do Gremio on August 16, 2017  in...

The rumours were quickly shot down with the Liverpool Echo reporting the club is 'categorically' not in talks with Gremio over a deal.

Despite this, fans are keen for the club to start pushing for the exciting forward, who would be a low cost bargain in this inflated transfer market.

Luan is 24-years-old and has not been tested in Europe. Liverpool could be the ideal environment for him to thrive considering recent success of South Americans at the club and Jurgen Klopp's attacking approach.

Liverpool fans reacted on social media with excitement at the initial reports and would evidently be very happy if the club acted decisively and tried to strike a deal...

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