Brazilian side Grêmio have reportedly made a first approach for the signing of Lucas Leiva from Liverpool.

The midfielder, whose contract expires this summer, has been much linked to moves to Turkey and Italy, but could be returning to his old club if accepting an offer.

As reported by local outlet Zero Hora, Grêmio haven’t opened negotiations yet, as the first contact was only made to know the midfielder’s demands.

Although they don’t need to pay a fee for the transfer, his wages are still something the club must consider carefully. The interest is said to be confirmed by president Romildo Bolzan Jr.

Zero Hora doesn’t seem to know how big Lucas’ will to rejoin Grêmio is, but his signing is awaited with great expectation by fans, since he came through the club’s youth levels.

It’s unlucky for Liverpool that the player’s contract is expiring at the end of the season, so the clubs don’t even need to talk. Otherwise, the negotiations could have been useful given the Reds’ claimed interest in the Grêmio forward Luan.