Liverpool & Everton risk missing out on Brazilian wonderkid

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Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are both set to miss out on the signing of Hellas Verona starlet Jorginho, with Fiorentina having entered the fray.

Brendan Rodgers had been linked with a move for the 21-year-old playmaker after missing out on top transfer target Henrikh Mkhitaryan earlier in the summer, with the former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder shunning the Reds in favour of a switch to Champions League finalists, Borussia Dortmund.

And having missed out on the Armenian international, Rodgers turned to Jorginho as a cheaper alternative, but has so far failed to push through a deal.

Everton saw an opportunity to nip in and pinch the £7.8 million-rated midfielder from under the nose of their rivals, but this transfer saga has take another twist, as both sides look like missing out on their long-term target.

ForzaItalia are reporting that Fiorentina are readying a bid for the Brazilian wonderkid, having been impressed by Jorginho's form whilst playing for the Bentegodi-based side.

Verona would loathe to lose the player who played a key role in their return to Serie A last season, making 41 appearances en route to the Italian top flight.

Jorginho has a contract until 2016, and so Everton, Liverpool and Fiorentina will all have to be prepared to spend a reasonable sum of money to lure the talented midfielder away from the club.

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