Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has not been impressed whatsoever by Arthur Melo since bringing him to Anfield on loan in the summer.
Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Liverpool will not be signing the 26-year-old midfielder on a permanent deal from Juventus at the end of this season.
And that means that West Ham boss David Moyes may have a second bite at the cherry.
The Reds paid a €4.5 million (£4 million) loan fee for Arthur, and have an option to buy him permanently for €37.5 million (£32 Million) according to ESPN.
It’s clear that the Merseyside outfit want no part of the deal that would total £36 million though…
Arthur won’t be signing permanently for Liverpool
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that it is unthinkable that the Brazilian will remain at Anfield beyond the end of this season.
The 26-year-old has had no impact whatsoever for Liverpool. I must say, that has really surprised me.
The Juventus owned midfielder is a brilliant technician. He’s a superb passer of the football as well.
Klopp clearly hasn’t been impressed by the South American in training though – he would have played a lot more for the Reds if he had done.
Arthur has played only 13 minutes senior football for Liverpool this season.
And that tells us all we need to know.
Perhaps the Brazilian just isn’t suited to the high intensity nature of Premier League football, and he allegedly won’t be kept on by Jurgen Klopp.
So West Ham may have another chance to sign Arthur, but his disastrous Liverpool spell means that Moyes will probably pass.