Liverpool interested in Vasco's Danilo - report
Liverpool are in negotiations to sign Vasco da Gama's 17-year-old midfielder Danilo according to reports in Brazil.
Globoesporte claims that Vasco are in talks with the Reds over a €4 million deal to take the youngster to Merseyside once he reaches 18.
Vasco's general director Cristiano Koehler has denied that a deal is close however, and insists Danilo will be staying for now.
"We have received a few enquiries, but it is not finalised. There is information that has been exchanged with a club. But at the moment it is stagnant, because he cannot quit now due to the transfer window," Koehler told reporters.
One of Danilo's former stakeholders, Stephane Krause, has warned that Danilo is the subject of intense interest.
"There are many people and many clubs that follow his career and other boys who emerge very early.
"There are plenty of calls, but he cannot leave Vasco now, not until he is 18 years old, and Vasco still have the right to renew his contract."