Liverpool scouts have set their sights on Sporting Lisbon starlet Bruma, according to reports.
The Liverpool Echo claims the 18-year-old Portugal youth international has caught the eye of the Reds hierarchy as they attempt to negotiate a deal for Tiago Ilori.
Both players are representing their country at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Portugal, helping Edgar Borges’ side to top spot in Group B and a place in the knockout rounds.
But, the news is not positive with regards to Bruma, with the paper claiming that Liverpool have ‘very little chance’ of bringing the talented teenager to the Premier League this summer.
Brendan Rodgers has already been a busy boss this summer, bringing Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Simon Mignolet to Anfield in a relatively short space of time.
Bruma would certainly fit the plans set in place by the Northern Irishman on Merseyside, with talented young players getting their chance to shine.
However, Liverpool may now have to look elsewhere if they want to strengthen their attack further in the coming months.
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