English daily The Mirror is reporting that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on signing the promising 20-year-old. Liverpool have reportedly offered Sporting £4million (€4.7 million) for Ilori who has assumed the starting centre-back position for Jesualdo Ferreira’s club since February.

Ilori was born to a Portuguese mother and a Nigerian father in London, England, but has played for Portugal at the junior level. He was recently named to the Portugal squad for the U-20 Toulon Tournament, which will begin at the end of this month.

Valencia are also said to be interested in Ilori who is known for his great pace. Standing at 1.90m, he is also very good in the air. Ilori is under contract with Sporting until 2015 and has a transfer clause set at €30 Million.

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