Liverpool and Manchester City track Sampdoria starlet Pereira

HITC Sport understands Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are tracking highly-rated Sampdoria defender.

Liverpool and Manchester City are among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Sampdoria right-back Pedro Pereira, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the Italian club.

The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe after catching the eye for Sampdoria this season with the teenager displaying composure and assuredness in his play above his tender age.

Pereira joined Sampdoria from Benfica in the summer and was seen as one for the future, but he has made rapid progress at the Luigi Ferraris.

The attacking full-back has made eight appearances in Serie A for Sampdoria so far this season and his impressive performances have caught the eye of a host of clubs.

Liverpool and Manchester City have watched Pereira in action this season and are weighing up moves for the Portuguese starlet as they look to bolster their defensive options.

Scouts from Liverpool and City are expected to watch Pereira in action in Thursday's Coppa Italian clash with AC Milan as they continue to track the defende

German side Wolfsburg are also confirmed admirers of Pereira and Sampdoria are bracing themselves for interest in the teenager when the transfer window reopens in January.

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