Brazil manager Tite is weighing up the idea of calling up Everton striker Richarlison and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino for the next international break.

That’s according to Globo, who say the injury to Atlético Madrid forward Matheus Cunha has opened the possibility of both the Everton and Liverpool forwards being handed returns to the national team.

They explain that Tite is set to name his next selection next month but has been dealt a problem with Cunha’s injury.

He left Atlético’s loss to Levante last night with a sprained knee, an injury that is likely to see him miss the next international break.

That news has caused regret for Brazil but means the coaching team now ‘sees the possibilities’ of calling up both Richarlison and Firmino instead.

That’s a prospect that ‘is not ruled out’ by those in charge, despite the fact that neither have featured for their country since June last year.

The idea is there, though, as Tite has space in his 26 man squad, something he didn’t have available previously.

Both the players missed out in January as Firmino has just returned from injury with Liverpool, and it was a similar situation for Richarlison at Everton.

Now they could be brought back into the mix, with Tite and his team planning on including as many as eight forward players in their ranks.

The injury to Cunha has opened up one of those spaces, and rather than being in competition for a single place, the Everton and Liverpool stars could now be called up together instead.