Thursday, December 22, 2011

Liverpool And Chelsea Warned Off River Plate Strike Starlet

Liverpool and Chelsea have been told to look elsewhere after River Plate insisted that Brazilian teenage sensation Lucas Ocampos is not for sale in January.

Ocampos is rated one of the best young strikers in South America and has already been dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo'.

Liverpool look certain to step up their search for a new striker after star forward Luiz Suarez was given an eight-match ban, after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

Chelsea have also been strongly linked with a move for the teenage hot-shot, who has a formidable record for his club side and has also been one of the star performers for the Argentina Under-17 team.

But River Plate vice president Diegoe Turnes insists they are determined to keep Ocampos at the club and will reject any big offers in January.

Turnes said: "We have had offers from Italy and England but the kid will not leave the club."

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