Gremio’s Arthur has been the subject of a mix of European transfer rumours over the past few weeks, none of them feeling especially concrete.

Carrying on that theme is a snippet from Mundo Deportivo in their Saturday edition. The Catalan newspaper say Gremio are thinking of around €30m for the 21 year old, which is handy because that’s also what Mundo Deportivo expect someone to offer.

Manchester United are one of a number of clubs said to have ‘maximum interest’ in the attacking midfielder, with offers expected to be tabled.

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Arthur is ‘on the lists’ of Europe’s major clubs already, according to the claims, but once again it all sounds quite vague.

A fee of €30m sounds a lot for a player still in Brazil, and Gremio may settle for less. This could be part of a process which sees the player’s profile in Europe, right now not very big, raised through transfer stories in the hope of a better fee for Gremio.

Manchester United are often used in such plans.