Andre admits 'dream is clear' amid Liverpool links

Fluminense midfielder Andre Trindade has admitted his dream is to play in the Premier League, amid continued speculation over his future.

The 22-year-old became a known name for Liverpool fans over the summer, when the Reds saw an enquiry knocked back during their midfield rebuild.

Despite interest from Liverpool, Fluminense refused to entertain a sale during what would've been mid-season for the Brazilian club, who ended up lifting the Copa Libertadores last month.

Liverpool, among others including Arsenal and Fulham, have continued to be linked with Andre, who shone during his side's historic campaign and also won his first four caps for Brazil this year.

It has been widely reported that Fluminense will listen to offers for their star this winter, but are seeking a club-record sale – currently, Gerson's €18.5m move to Roma back in 2016/17.

Whether Liverpool actually remain in the mix for Andre remains to be seen.

Anfield Watch reported that the Reds would be offered priority over other suitors should they wish to make a deal, given their pre-existing relationship with Andre and his club. However, having already signed four midfielders over the summer, the need for another addition in the centre of the park at Anfield is questionable – particularly given Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic have yet to return to fitness.

Speaking to Ben Jacobs during the Club World Cup, however, Andre reaffirmed his ambition to move to the Premier League in the near future.

He is quoted as saying: "I watch the Premier League and it's a big dream to play there. I'm focused on finishing the season with Fluminense and realising our own dream of winning the Club World Cup. But my dream is clear, to be a Premier League player."

Meanwhile, Globo Esporte claim that despite Andre's eagerness to move, Fluminense may be prepared to wait until the summer when they are more likely to receive bigger and better offers.

The Brazilian outlet also adds that Liverpool were among the clubs to scout the midfielder during the Copa Libertadores run, suggesting there is still a level of interest there.

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