Real Madrid and Barcelona will go head-to-head for Vasco da Gama superkid Coutinho this summer.

Coutinho caught the eye of Europe's biggest clubs in last year's U15 South American championships and has been likened to Barcelona's Argie star Lionel Messi.

DiarioSport says Coutinho's family is ready to move to Europe in the summer and his father and brother, who control the player's affairs, are already fielding offers.