Liverpool will battle Inter Milan and Verona to sign Argentine winger Juan Manuel Iturbe.

The 20-year-old, who joined Porto from Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno in 2010, is currently flourishing on loan at Verona, where he has scored twice in seven Serie A appearances.

The terms of Iturbe's loan deal allow the Italians to purchase him outright at the end of the season - but it is unclear if they will be able to afford his £11.75m fee.

And Iturbe's agent Claudio Pasqualin believes Verona may look to split his ownership rights with Inter Milan next summer.

He said: "Iturbe is a surprise and if he can sustain himself he will become a very important player, emulating the feats of Alexis Sanchez.

"It will not be a problem for Verona to find a partner for his signature. I think it might be Inter Milan, but he must first prove himself this season."