Liverpool are locked in talks with FC Groningen for striker David Texeira. The 20 year-old Uruguayan is being linked with a move to Liverpool before next week's transfer deadline.

And Dutch sources say a Liverpool delegation were in Holland on Monday to hold talks with Groningen over a fee for the youngster.

Liverpool acted after scouts ran the rule over him in action against Heracles Almelo. The Reds are currently exploring the prospect of work permit success for Texeira.