Santos target Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva
Club president, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, has admitted that Santos tried to sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva during the transfer window. Ribeiro said that Santos had been in talks with the English Premier League side but that Liverpool coach Roy Hodgson had decided to keep the player.
Leiva has a contract with the Reds until 2012. Santos though, say they have not given up and will make another bid for the Brazil international before their Libertadores campaign gets underway in early 2011.