Liverpool have strengthened their interest in signing Sevilla central defender Diego Carlos, according to reports.
Estadio Deportivo build on reports from England that the Brazilian is on the radar of the European champions and current Premier League leaders.
Diego Carlos moved to European football from Brazil in 2014 and represented Portuguese club Estoril along with playing for FC Porto’s B side, before a move to France in 2016, where he impressed for three campaigns for Ligue 1 side Nantes.
Sevilla signed the central defender from Nantes in a €15m deal last summer and he has been involved in 31 games to date this campaign.
A report in El Desmarque from January first made the link between Liverpool and the defender, with that report saying his performances had caught the eye of Anfield scouts along with those from Real Madrid.
The player’s release clause at the Andalusian club is said to be €75m but his market value may be closer to €40m – the figure cited by the latest report.
It follows a report in Diario Sport that the player could also be attracting interest from Barcelona.