Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli is reportedly keeping tabs on Brazilian starlet Oscar, according to Caughtoffside.
The 19-year-old played a crucial part in his country’s Under 20 World Cup success, netting a dramatic hat-trick in the 3-2 final defeat of Portugal last weekend.
The talented youngster is regular with club side Internacional and helped his side to a Campeonato Gaucho triumph last season
Oscar is considered one of the hottest prospects in South America and Liverpool’s owners are more than willing to offer funds to Comolli and boss Kenny Dalglish for youthful players who can serve the club well in the long term and have good sell on value.
The Merseyside club has seen a number of their academy graduates break into the first team with the likes of Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson all impressing.
Liverpool have also sought to bring in quality talent from elsewhere, snapping up players like Raheem Sterling, Nathan Eccleston and Daniel Pacheco.
Liverpool have already spent upwards of £50m during this transfer window but are still keen to bring in further additions and Comolli’s scouting of Oscar will reportedly result in a bid for the £10m rated teenager.
The Reds have been heavily linked with another highly-rated South American in the form of Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates, who plays his club football for Nacional.