Fluminense and Brazil manager Fernando Diniz has revealed that Liverpool-linked midfielder Andre Trindade is close to leaving the Copa Libertadores holders.

The Reds enquired over the 22-year-old's services during the summer transfer window, however the Brazilian side rebuffed interest as they focused on winning their first ever Copa.

Jurgen Klopp, in the build-up to the Premier League campaign, wanted to add reinforcements in midfield following a dismal season on Merseyside. Despite the arrival of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, the Reds were forced to make further additions to the squad when Jordan Henderson and Fabinho completed moves to the Saudi Pro League.

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Liverpool delved into the German market and prised away Wataru Endo, from VfB Stuttgart, and Bayern Munich outcast Ryan Gravenberch instead of the Brazilian midfielder.

A January move to Merseyside was touted for the 21-year-old, however club sources suggest there is at present no desire to recruit a number six in the New Year - as well as the intention of not blocking the path of Stefan Bajcetic, who is continuing his recovery from long-term injury.

Diniz revealed that the central midfielder will Rio de Janeiro club, he said speaking after their 1-0 win over Sao Paulo: "André’s departure is imminent and they are two players who were trained at Fluminense and who, both of them, have had very good times and have had good times again here at the club.

"Apart from them, we have other possibilities, but I think they’re players I’m counting on a lot for next year."

With Liverpool pulling out of the race to sign the midfielder, there have been several clubs who are said to have registered interest. London clubs Fulham, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been reported as suitors for the three-time Brazil international.