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Liverpool are close to completing a £500,000 deal to sign Internacional midfielder Allan Rodrigues de SouzaGetty Images

Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a deal for Brazilian youngster Allan Rodrigues de Souza, following a successful trial with the club.

According to the Daily Mail, the Reds are close to agreeing a £500,000 deal with Brazilian club Internacional over the transfer of their player this summer.

The report claims that the young Brazilian midfiedler trained with the Liverpool first-team at Melwood on Tuesday and is said to have impressed coaches enough to earn himself a move to Anfield.

The 18-year-old midfielder is said to have impressed the Merseyside club's officials during the Frenz International Cup, when he helped the Internacional U18 side lift the cup following a 3-2 victory over Estudiantes.

Brendan Rodgers has been busy this summer, and has mainly focused on strengthening the first-team following a disappointing 2014/15 campaign and has brought in seven players all across the park to bring them back into Champions League contention next season.

The Northern Irishman has now turned his attention towards strengthening the youth setup at the club and have already made inroads into the market.

The Merseyside club have already signed Bobby Adekanye, who was a free agent after his move from Ajax to Barcelona was deemed illegal, while having also snapped up young 17-year-old striker Brooks Lennon from MLS side Real Salt Lake.

Moreover, the manager has also handed trials to Uruguayan duo Juan Manuel Sanabria and Agustin Pereira, who are currently training at Liverpool's Kirkby academy.

Meanwhile, Rodgers has indicated that the Reds are trying to create a perfect environment for yet another academy product in Jordan Ibe to flourish in the coming years at Anfield.

The 19-year-old winger, who burst on to the first-team scene during the second half of last season, is regarded highly at the club, the manager believes that with the right guidance, he can go on and become a top class player for the club.

"It's year-on-year improvement. We mustn't forget he's still only 19. He broke into the team young and had some appearances. We felt he needed a loan, has gone out and did really well," Brendan Rodgers told Liverpool's official site.

"Then when he came back last season he was exceptional in his performances. I think he really excites the supporters."

"He's definitely a player that we want to really create into a top-class performer, but we've got to give him that time and we're creating the environment for him to do that," the Reds boss added.