Premier League giants to battle it out for young defender.
Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle it out with each other for the signature of highly-rated Sao Paolo defender Rodrigo Caio this summer, according to Football Direct News.
The two clubs are said to be massively keen on bringing the 20-year-old on board after he has impressed with a string of fine performances following his breakthrough into the first team back in 2011.
In one of his earlier appearances for Sao Paulo against Santos, Caio notably put in a strong performance against now-Barcelona striker Neymar, keeping him quiet, and has been widely regarded as one of the best young players in the world for some time.
Caio could be set for a big money move to Europe this summer, with sources close to both Premier League sides confirming that they are interested on bringing him on board as they seek fresh defensive options ahead of the new campaign next season.
Arsenal could be set to lose Thomas Vermaelen in the summer as he is unhappy at playing second fiddle to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, whilst Liverpool have seen their title challenge damaged by a leaky back line.