Chelsea and Liverpool have been encouraged to make a bid for the ‘new Ronaldo’ Lucas Ocampos.
The teenage sensation currently plays for River Plate, who have signaled to interested parties, such as Liverpool and Chelsea, that the winger is now available.
The Daily Mail are reporting that the Stamford Bridge outfit made serious enquiries during the summer, while Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is also interested.
Inter Milan had a £15million bid rejected in the summer, but River now appear willing to sell for £14 million – well within the budgets of Andre Villas-Boas and Dalglish.
A move for the 17-year-old would pose as a risk due to his age and lack of experience in first team football, though the Anfield side aren’t adverse to gambling on youth.
Ocampos gained his tag as the ‘new Ronaldo’ due to his 6’2” stature and the style of his wing play.
River had initially refused to sell the player, saying they intended to keep their best players to help secure promotion back to Argentina’s top flight.
However, there seems to have been a change of mind at Los Millonarios and the club are now willing to listen to offers in January – thought to be connected to their current financial problems, ironically.