Brescia president Massimo Cellino has claimed that Liverpool have registered an interest in signing Sandro Tonali.
The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the top prospects in Italian football, with 18 starts having been made for Brescia in Serie B this season.
A number of top European clubs have been linked with the player, and it appears that both Liverpool and Roma are keen on signing the teenager.
Cellino told Corriere dello Sport: "Yes, Roma have asked me about Tonali. I've talked about him to [Roma director Mauro] Baldissoni several times, but I want to keep the lad as long as possible.
"Is he ready? I don't know, he's 18, but Liverpool also contacted me a little while ago."
Tonali still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.