According to reports in Italy, Udinese are resigned to losing star winger Alexis Sanchez in the summer and have now made that even more apparent by lining up his replacement.
The man they want to come in for Manchester United-bound Sanchez is Raul Ruidiaz, a 20-year-old Peruvian forward at Universitario de Deportes, in Lima.
But they have been told they will face competition from an unknown Premier League club and a La Liga side in the race to sign the £2m-rated striker, according to talksport.co.uk.
Ruidiaz is contracted to Universitario until 2012.
De la Haza joins China’s Jiangsu Sainty
In other news, Peruvian midfielder Paolo de la Haza has left Alianza Lima for China’s Jiangsu Sainty Football Club.
Paolo de la Haza, 27, began his professional career in Peru playing for Sport Boys. He then signed for Cienciano, where he won the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in 2004.
In 2007, he signed for Ukraine’s Chernomorets Odessa for three years but left the club in 2009 for Alianza Lima.
De la Haza has made 31 appearances for the Peru national football team.