Already interested in Jhon Durán before Aston Villa swooped in and plucked the striker, Liverpool are keeping an eye on the South American market.

They have also decided that Colombian talents are worth keeping and eye on, as they are also interested in Kevin Mantilla.

That’s according to TuttoMercatoWeb, who claim that Liverpool ‘have been interested’ in the young centre-back for ‘some time’.

In fact, they’ve only received ‘positive reports’ since the 19-year-old took part in the South American Sub-20 tournament recently, but their issue remains Brexit.

That’s because, as things stand, the Independiente Santa Fe starlet is blocked by the work permit points issue, which recently caused Chelsea a big headache with Andrey Santos.

TuttoMercatoWeb state he ‘does not have the score’ to be able to get one, which is why he could end up going to Italy instead, where Torino could welcome him.

They have a non-EU slot in their squad, and while there is another Serie A club after him, they want to ‘close soon’ for the defender because of the U20 World Cup taking place in Indonesia come May.

If he excels there as well, then they might miss their chance, with bigger clubs, such as Liverpool, then being able to sign him, as playing in the competition could give him the points needed for a work permit.