Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signings of Brazilian wonderkids Gabriel Moscardo and Lucas Beraldo.
The two players are travelling to Paris together today and will undergo medicals on Friday, according to Fabrizio Romano.
PSG have agreed a fee of €20 million, as well as €2m in add-ons, with Corinthians for Moscardo.
The defensive midfielder had previously been linked with Chelsea, who had a bid rejected in the summer.
But, the 18-year-old will instead sign a five-year contract at Le Parc des Princes, ESPN reports.
Meanwhile, Beraldo, who was also wanted by Liverpool, will sign for a fee of €20m from Sao Paulo.
The 20-year-old centre-back will look to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at PSG.
PSG see off Premier League interest
It is unusual for Premier League clubs to miss out on players to teams in other leagues, especially Ligue 1.
However, PSG are the only team in France with the ability to go toe to toe with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool from a financial perspective.
That being said, Chelsea’s new owners seem to sign whichever youngsters they target at the moment.
While the Blues do not need Moscardo, with Romeo Lavia and fellow Brazilian Andrey Santos already on the books, they will be disappointed to miss out on a top talent.
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Liverpool, however, would have likely given first-team football to Beraldo as early as next season.
With Joel Matip aging and Ibrahima Konate prone to injury, the defender could have been Van Dijk’s long-term partner at Anfield.
The Reds will now have to look elsewhere, with Sporting’s Goncalo Inacio, who will cost at least twice as much, said to be on their radar.