Atletico Madrid are preparing a bid to sign Brazil international forward Luan from Gremio, according to reports in Brazilian media.
Atletico officials this week met with Gremio representatives to discuss a possible deal for the 24-year-old, which would not take effect until January due to the Spanish club’s transfer ban for signing minors, the Uol portal reported.
Luan, who was a member of the Brazil team that won the gold medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, has scored 14 goals in 28 matches across all competitions for Gremio this year.
Last week he was rewarded for his fine form by being called up to Brazil’s national team for World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia.
Gremio are said to have placed a 25 million-euro price tag on the Brazilian, who has also been linked with Spartak Moscow, Sampdoria and Fenerbahce.