Arsenal want Sevilla defender Diego Carlos

Arsenal have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Sevilla central defender Diego Carlos this summer, report El Desmarque.

The player’s release clause at the Andalusian club is said to be €75m but his market value may be closer to €40m and he could be the subject of a bidding war this year.

Arsenal are said to be keen to bolster their central defensive options this summer with doubts over the futures of David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi, while Pablo Mari is on loan from Flamengo.

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.

Diario Sport have also reported that the player could also be attracting interest from Barcelona.

“He’s got childlike innocence but he’s very cruel with it.” – Find out who which sportsman said this right here.

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