Liverpool appears to be losing ground in the race for one of their key summer transfer targets, André Trindade, as Premier League rivals Fulham have reportedly reignited their interest in the Brazilian midfielder. The Reds were heavily linked to André during the summer, making efforts to secure his signature before the new season commenced.
Fluminense, André’s club, made it clear that no player would leave until they played the Copa Libertadores final, a promise fulfilled as they went on to win the trophy. Discussions about potential player sales are now underway, and André has become a hot target once again in the January transfer window.
Initially, Liverpool seemed to be the front-runners for André’s signature, especially given their midfield restructuring needs following a notable exodus. However, Fulham emerged as potential contenders for the Brazilian’s services, and while their initial interest waned, recent reports suggest a revival in negotiations. According to FootballTransfers, Fulham, managed by Marco Silva, has reopened discussions with André, indicating positive talks toward a potential January transfer.
A previous report from Football Insider suggested that Liverpool had decided to end their interest in André due to Fulham’s advancing talks. The Reds had faced rejection of ‘multiple bids’ for André’s services during the summer, with the player and his club agreeing to consider transfers only from January onwards.
Notably, other Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, were also linked with André in recent months. However, these clubs seem to have dropped off the radar, leaving Fulham as the prominent contenders for the 22-year-old midfielder. Liverpool now faces a potential transfer blow as they risk missing out on André to their Premier League counterparts.