Brescia president Massimo Cellino has confirmed that Liverpool are interested in signing Sandro Tonali.
The Reds have enquired about the Italian’s availability but face competition for his signature from AS Roma, says Cellino.
Tonali, who is just 18 years of age, is one of the hottest prospects in European football with Goal reporting that a €28 million (£24m) bid could be enough to sway Brescia into parting with the young midfielder.
Cellino told Corriere dello Sport that there could be a few sides scrapping for Tonali’s signature in the near future: “Yes, Roma have asked me about Tonali.
“I’ve talked about him to [Roma director Mauro] Baldissoni several times, but I want to keep the lad as long as possible.
“Is he ready? I don’t know, he’s 18. But Liverpool also contacted me a little while ago.”