Rodgers prepares contract to sign Roma forward

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing a £3,000-a-week contract offer for Roma youngster Gianluca Scamacca.

According to the Daily Express, 15-year-old Scamacca has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is now a target for Brendan Rodgers as the Liverpool manager looks to the future.

The Roma forward has played for Italy under-17s, and is rated as one of the best young players in the country.

The comparisons with Ibrahimovic come about due to Scamacca's height, he stands 6-ft 4-in tall and his lethal finishing attributes. He has scored 34 goals in 30 matches for Roma's youth team.

Rodgers is clearly keen to continue investing in the future, despite the pressing concerns for the first-team. Liverpool sit 11th in the Premier League table, and are expected to be busy in January.

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Scamacca would be a much longer term project, although Liverpool would face a real battle to sign him. Scamacca is believed to be open to considering a move abroad despite his tender years, but Roma are ready to offer him a contract on his 16th birthday in an effort to stave off interest.

Rival interest

As well as Liverpool, Premier League rivals Southampton are the other English team interested in the 15-year-old forward.

Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven are believed to be the frontrunners for his signature though, as the teenage striker reportedly spent time at the club's training complex recently.

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