Earlier this week, there were a couple of stories from Brazil regarding the chase for Fluminense youngster Kayky.

Shakhtar Donetsk were said to be leading the race for the 17-year-old, but Liverpool, who have a good relationship with the Rio de Janeiro side, are apparently attentive to the situation as well.

Now there’s an update coming from Netflu claiming that the Reds’ entrance in the race is convincing the Ukrainian side to improve their bid.

Shakhtar Donetsk will now take a ‘strategy’ of getting closer to the player’s family and staff, and offering a career project which will be similar to the one from Liverpool.

Netflu writes that at first, English football is more attractive for the wonderkid than moving to Ukraine. However, Shakhtar Donetsk have a good history with using young players, and that could be a good gateway to European football.

The report also claims that the figures for a deal have not yet been revealed. Since Kayky is only turning 18 in June, he’s only able to make the move in the summer.

Liverpool previously conducted business with Fluminense when signing goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga last year.