Talles Magno Not on Liverpool's Radar Despite Rumoured Interest

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Talles Magno has been linked with a move to Liverpool | AIZAR RALDES/Getty Images

Liverpool have no intention of making an approach for highly-rated Vasco da Gama youngster Talles Magno, despite months of speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.

With Jürgen Klopp seemingly keen to bring attacking reinforcements to the club, the Reds have been continually linked with the young forward in recent months.

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The youngster is not said to be a target for the Reds | MAURO PIMENTEL/Getty Images

Recent reports in Brazil had suggested that the frontman was closing in on a move to Merseyside, however, Standard Sport claim that Liverpool have no interest in signing the Brazilian.

Having burst onto the scene at the Under-17 World Cup, Magno has attracted plaudits from around the world, with many dubbing him ‘the next Neymar’.

Despite his impressive performances for the youth side, Magno has yet to earn a senior call-up to the Brazil squad, something which may well be a factor in the Reds' decision not to pursue the youngster - given that he would struggle to obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League.

Liverpool suffered similar issues when signing Allan Rodrigues de Souza back in 2015. With their original request for a permit denied, the midfielder had loans spells in Finland and then Belgium in the hope that this would aid their application.

However, with a permit denied the youngster was shipped out for further temporary spells in Germany, Cyprus and Brazil, before the club eventually admitted defeat and the 23-year-old was sold to Atletico Mineiro.

With Klopp set to turn his attentions elsewhere, it remains to be seen who the German tactician will target as a deputy for Roberto Firmino.

Despite penning a new long-term contract at the club just last summer, the future of Divock Origi remains unclear, with both Aston Villa and newly-promoted Leeds United said to be keen on signing the Belgium international.

Should the 25-year-old opt to leave the club in search of first-team football, it would leave the champions with just 20-year-old Rhian Brewster as back-up for Firmino.