Liverpool have reportedly fallen behind Inter Milan in pursuit of highly-rated Udinese star Mauricio Isla.

The versatile Chilean has been in impressive form in Serie A this season, and has been particularly noted for his versatility - being able to operate across both the defence and midfield.

Liverpool have been reportedly monitoring his progress at the Stadio Friuli, and last month Isla's agent confirmed the Reds had indeed been keeping tabs on his client.

However, according to talkSPORT, Inter have moved ahead of Liverpool as favourites to secure the 23-year-old's signature, and have already made contact with Udinese regarding a potential summer deal.

Inter are reported to be willing to pay £13 million in order to bring Isla to the San Siro, and his departure from Udine appears to be a forgone conclusion.

Whether or not Kenny Dalglish allows Inter a free run at Isla remains to be seen, with the Liverpool boss likely to freshen up his squad once again in the summer.

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