The acquisition of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is expected to bring him back together with his former Liverpool teammate.
After departing Nacional earlier this year, the 35-year-old is currently an unsigned free agent.
Suarez has reportedly decided to join Brazilian team Gremio, with Mexican club Club Azul also being considered, according to Argentine journalist Cesar Luis Merlo.
Lucas Leiva, a former Liverpool teammate who left Serie A club Lazio in the summer, moved back to Brazil. If Suarez does move to Gremio, they will be reunited.
In 2012, when playing for Liverpool at Anfield, the duo won the Carling Cup with the help of Sir Kenny Dalglish, a club legend.
However, following a probable heart-related concern discovered during a routine scan, Lucas has just been advised by his club to take a vacation from competing and training.
Gremio released the following statement: “The Medical Department of Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense announces that, when changes were discovered in the athlete Lucas Leiva during one of the usual preseason inspections, he was subjected to additional evaluations and directed to a specialist.
“After the evaluations by Drs. Leandro Zimerman and Ricardo Stein were finished, it was decided that the athlete should refrain from engaging in high-intensity physical activity for a period of two to three months. During this time, he will be accompanied, watched over, and advised by the Club’s medical staff as well as the aforementioned specialists.
“After this time, Lucas will have additional tests and evaluations to see how his clinical state is changing.”
Suarez has had a bad month after his Uruguayan team was eliminated from the 2022 World Cup in the group round. After losing to Portugal and drawing with South Korea, they were unable to advance out of their group. A victory over Ghana was insufficient because South Korea defeated Portugal to clinch second place.