Manchester City and Liverpool are at loggerheads over the signing of Brazilian youngster, Reinier from Flamengo.
Reiner has been tagged as one of the rising stars in the Brazilian league after a brilliant performance with Flamengo.
The 17-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for his club Flamengo but is already regarded as one of his country’s top emerging talents.
He is under contract until December 2020 but would not be allowed to leave until he turns 18 in January.
That has not stopped clubs posting their interest in the attacking midfielder as suitors look to secure a similar deal to the one undertaken by Watford with Fluminense’s Joao Pedro.
Similarly, they paid a fee earlier this year with an agreement to sign the player when he turns 18 next January.
Everton have made inquiries for Reinier as well as AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund but his prodigious talent means City, Liverpool, and Barcelona are showing particularly keen interest.
Scouts are expected to watch him again this week when he plays for Brazil U17s against Paraguay on Tuesday and Friday.