Liverpool to ‘cast the net’ on top target, Sevilla insist on €70m clause

Diego Carlos TEAMtalk

Liverpool are ready to “cast the net” on Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos this summer, according to a report in Spain.

The Brazilian defender is on the radar of Jurgen Klopp and they reportedly tried to land the 27-year-old in January.

According to Spanish publication Eldesmarque, Liverpool tabled a £65m offer for his services, but a transfer never materialised.

Now Estadio Deportivo, via Sport Witness report that Liverpool are again leading the chase for the player, but Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in the former Nantes man.

Apparently the Premier League leaders are ready to “cast the net” on Carlos and disrupt Monchi’s plans at Sevilla.

Director of football Monchi is braced and Sevilla, who lost Sergio Ramos and Clément Lenglet over the years, are expecting a similar outcome and Carlos to move on.

The right-footed defender though has said he will only move to “a much bigger club” and Sevilla will insist on his €70m release clause being met with four years remaining on his contract.

Klopp has demonstrated before that he will pay big for the right players with £75million spent on Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, while he splashed out £65m for Alisson in the summer of the same season.

Klopp is on the hunt for a defender as he does not want to force Dejan Lovren to stay with the club and sit on the bench, with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk first choice.




Joel Matip is set to remain, with the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson also options to fill in – but the Reds will be signing a replacement for Lovren.

Lovren, 30, will look at his options with a host of clubs on the continent keen to land him. Sources close to the player have confirmed to TEAMtalk that sides from Italy, Spain, Germany and France have all made approaches, but he is apparently keen on a move to the capital.

Reports in Greece claim Liverpool are also hot on the trail of Olympiacos defender Ousseynou Ba.

Ba would be a far cheaper option than Carlos, with a price tag of just €20m, but Seville-based outlet Estadio Deportivo report that Carlos is the man wanted by Klopp.