By Angel Rebelde
European clubs Udinese, Villarreal, and Sevilla are all chasing Peru international Raul Ruidiaz, Goal.com can reveal.
The 20-year-old forward has featured for Peru at the Copa America, where he has caught the attention of Udinese scouts.
Ruidiaz has been impressive thus far, and the Italian club's interest in him goes back to the Copa Libertadores in 2010.
However, the Serie A side have yet to make a formal offer to his club Universitario de Deportes where he is tied to until June 2012.
Spanish clubs Villarreal and Sevilla are also after the youngster who has been described by many as being similar to Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.
Asked about his future recently, Ruidiaz said he was in no hurry to leave for Europe.
"The truth is I am not thinking about this [moving to Europe]. I want to do well with Peru," he told Depor.pe last week.
Peru will lock horns with Colombia in the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Saturday.