Everton have stolen a march on Liverpool over the signing of Brazilian midfielder Reinier Jesus, according to reports.
Reiner has been identified as arguably the most valuable creative midfield prospect in Brazil.
Standing at 6ft3, he started out his career as a defensive midfielder but his ability to dribble past his opponent with ease and his inch-perfect passes for those in his front saw his change position.
Dubbed as the new kaka, the youngster has an eye for goal but his development was fast-tracked when he trained with Botafogo, Vasco da Gama and Fluminense at the start of his career before joining his current club Flamengo.
Although he is yet to feature for the first team of Flamengo, his stock is up there and he has earned the attraction of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.
But According to Metro Sport, Liverpool have also signified their interest to sign him but his appears that their city rivals Everton have won the race to sign him.
The report further claimed a €40 m agreement has been reached for the youngster, who was originally valued at €70 million (£60m/$78m).
Everton are looking to replace Idrissa Gana Gueye, who has joined PSG but Reiner is an attacking midfield prospect.
The choice to move to Everton is much better for the Brazil, who will unlikely get game time at Liverpool.