Liverpool are set to go head-to-head with Manchester United for the Paraguayan teenager dubbed ‘the next Sergio Aguero’, according to the Daily Star.
Reports in Italy claim both clubs are holding talks with 16-year-old sensation Sergio Diaz, who is valued at around £6million.
The youngster has made his name with Cerro Porteno of the Paraguayan Premier Division, for whom he made his debut at just 15.
Diaz fired eight goals in his first season, having previously caught the eye by scoring 30 in one campaign for the Under-15 side.
He is considered to be one of the hottest prospects in world football, and has been likened to Manchester City star Aguero – of whom he is a big admirer.
He said: “I am like Kun Aguero – I have the same characteristics, including speed and goals, and I scored 30 goals for for the U15 team.”
Cerro Porteno’s Under-15 coach Diego Gavilan added: “He [Diaz] is definitely like Aguero. He’s strong, technical and his main objective is to find the goal.
“He scored 33 goals in less than six months, something that no young player has ever done here.”
It remains to be seen whether the reported talks prove successful.