Premier League transfer target Diego Carlos says he does not welcome transfer speculation and is “very happy” with Sevilla.
The central defender, who has been mooted as a target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City did fall short of rejecting a move away from the LaLiga club though.
Carlos, 27, did admit that it was a “complicated situation” and did not categorically rule out a transfer away from Seville, but he did say his focus was on his current club.
He told radio station Cope Sevilla: “In football we do not know what can happen. It is a complicated situation. I am very happy in Sevilla, with everyone.
“I do not know what can happen at the end of the market. I have spoken with my agents, I do not want speculation. I am working with Sevilla. My goal is with Sevilla. I have a contract and here I am. I want to have a spectacular year.”
Carlos has been heavily linked with City and Liverpool, but neither are believed to be keen to pay his €70m release clause.
The Brazilian was added to the radar of scouts from all across Europe after a superb 2019-20 season, helping Sevilla finish fourth in La Liga and win the Europa League.
Goal claimed Sevilla received two significant bids from English clubs over the summer. The first offer arrived in June, with the second coming in July.
However, with the UEFA Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich on the horizon, the defender is solely focused on kicking off the season with Sevilla.
He added: “We are here to fight for everything, we will do our best to reach all the goals. We are working very well, we are improving.
“We know the teams that we’ll face but we are prepared for everything. I am very happy and dream of more titles. Everyone who works at Sevilla, they are excellent people.”
Klopp wants two more
Jurgen Klopp has asked the Liverpool board for two more signings before the October transfer deadline, according to a report.
The transferwindow shuts on October 5 and with just Kostas Tsimikas added to the champions’ squad to date, Klopp is chasing two more additions.
That is the view from The Atheltic, with James Pearce suggesting that Klopp would prefer to add a couple of players to his squad.
The German coach would normally get his transfer business done as early as possible, but the rescheduled 2019/20 campaign and short pre-season have hindered the Reds and other clubs.