Just a couple of days ago, it was explained in the Brazilian media via Bandeirantes’ TV show Donos da Bola that Liverpool were pulling ahead in the race to sign Talles Magno.

The Vasco da Gama youngster has been on the Reds’ radar for a while now, and with the Brazil based club currently in a ‘huge financial crisis’, the decision to sell their wunderkind could be made sooner rather than later.

They claimed Liverpool were leading the pack ahead of clubs from Italy and Spain, and with the player turning 18 in June, a move this summer could be on the cards.

However, there is another side who could scupper the Anfield club’s plans, and that’s Paris Saint-Germain.

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With Leonardo as their technical director, the Ligue 1 champions have good pulling power when it comes to Brazilian players, and Foot Mercato in France now believe they are ‘trying to attract’ the 17-year-old.

Magno has a €50m release clause in his contract, but it’s explained that €30m minimum will be required if no one wants to go that high.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ‘following the player’s situation closely’, but will face competition from, as the Brazilian media said, clubs from Italy and Spain (Lazio and Sevilla) but also Portuguese (Benfica), German (Bayer Leverkusen) and, of course, English (Liverpool) ones.

It’s never easy, is it?