Liverpool "baffled" by continued links to Andre - January transfer NOT being planned
The Brazilian won the Copa Liberatadores with Fluminense on Sunday and while many at the time considered it one of the 22-year-old's most important auditions ahead of an Anfield switch, that appears not to be the case.
Reportedly, despite a willingness to "strike a deal in January" at Fluminense, Liverpool will not be rejoining the race for his signature despite reports of a "gentleman's agreement" over a move to Anfield.
If true, Liverpool walking away from signing Andre is a major blow if there are no plans to pursue a different target.
Jurgen Klopp's side is reportedly showing "serious interest" in RB Salzburg midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath to fill the defensive midfield role vacated by Fabinho in the summer.
Liverpool did sign four midfielders in the summer but despite calls to start Wataru Endo in the no.6 role, Alexis Mac Allister continues to be shoehorned into the role in Premier League fixtures.