Brazilian striker Leandrinho's agent has revealed Manchester United and Manchester City have expressed their interest in signing the 17-year-old rising star. He currently plays for Ponte Preta a club in his homeland and has already bagged eight goals in nine appearances for his side this term.

His club form has seen him make it to the Brazil U17 side and has already won the South America U17 Championship in 2015. In addition to this, he was the tournament's top scorer with eight goals.

Leandrinho's representative has confirmed the teenager has already been on trial at United and Barcelona. The La Liga giants are also keen on landing the young player, while arch-rivals Real Madrid are also monitoring his situation.

However, the striker's agent is keen on taking him to Napoli and is convincing Leandrinho's family that a move to Italy will be the best for the player's development. Ponte Preta's young star cannot officially sign a contract this summer and potential buyers must wait until January 2017 to complete the deal.

"I'm doing everything possible to bring the player to Napoli, but lot of clubs are chasing him," Leandrinho's agent told Radio CRC.

"He has never been to Castelvolturno to get a trial with the club, his uncle went to there, but he also went to Barcelona and Manchester before. Both Manchester clubs want to sign him and Real Madrid had sounded out on his availability in the past.

"He is only 17 but he has the personality of a great footballer. I am trying to bring him to Naples. I want to convince his family. English clubs offer lots of money, but Napoli have a project.

"He can't sign any contract before January 2017, when he'll turn 18. He's a pure striker. He has scored eight goals in nine games this season," the agent was quoted as saying.