Liverpool and Chelsea face uphill battle to land exciting South American star
Liverpool and Chelsea are set to lose out in their quest to sign Santos ace Thiago Maia. According to reports from Brazil, the two Premier League clubs have yet to follow up their interest in the youngster with an official bid.
Per the Source Lille of France have become the latest club to show an interest and it is believed the French club are ready to make an official bid immediately.
Maia has been in inspiring form for Santos this season and has attracted the interest of several top European teams including PSG, As Monaco Liverpool, and Chelsea.
Liverpool are hoping to add him to their array of Brazilian superstars as they hope to continue having that Brazilian flair in their lineup for a long time.
Chelsea want to sign him for the future value he possesses, the Blues have a large amount of top youngsters who they are grooming with hopes of selling for a huge transfer fee in the future.
Maia has not made any decision on his future yet, and Liverpool will attempt to use their Brazilian players to help talk him into moving to Anfield.