On Monday, TuttoMercatoWeb explained Liverpool have set their sights on Independiente Santa Fe star Kevin Mantilla.

Another report from the same website now provides more details on the Merseyside club’s interest in the 19-year-old.

According to TMW, the centre-back’s name has been on the table at Liverpool for some time, and the outlet also details the efforts put in by the Reds to sign him.

It’s said Jürgen Klopp’s side are ‘ready’ to offer €4m to acquire the defender’s signature but Independiente Santa Fe are ‘asking for more’.

Liverpool are joined by Torino, PAOK and FC Porto in chasing the player.

Liverpool are not able to bring the Colombia U20 international to Anfield immediately due to regulations in place post Brexit.

In other words, Mantilla currently isn’t eligible to get a work permit to play in the UK.

In the event the South American can obtain a work permit, Liverpool could still stand a chance to sign him since he’s ‘ready for the big leap’, but wouldn’t be able to register him immediately, just like what has happened at Chelsea with Andrey Santos.

Mantilla has impressed for his country at the recently concluded U20 South American championship, making nine appearances in the tournament.