Liverpool have sent their scouts to watch Udinese attacking midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist says the Reds have been keeping an eye on the 26-year-old but he insists that there will be no attempt from the Premier League champions to sign him this month:
“At the moment for Liverpool there is nothing, they sent their scouts to scout Rodrigo De Paul because we are talking about a good player, also a talented midfielder who always scores here in Serie A, but at the moment he is not a target for January.”
De Paul, who has 21 caps for Argentina, has been Udinese’s standout player for a number of years but he has not managed to secure himself a move to a big club despite his excellent performances.
Romano goes on to say there could be some movement at the end of the season, although he suggests that, by then, De Paul may have a new agent representing him:
“Next summer we will see because here in Italy we have rumours about Mino Raiola approaching Rodrigo De Paul as possibly his new player, so he is trying to get De Paul as his new player, and when there is Mino Raiola in the air, something big can happen.”
Liverpool generally shy away from doing deals with so-called ‘super-agents’ and, if Raiola does get involved, it would make the midfielder’s move to Anfield far less likely, but we shall see how this story develops.