Liverpool are favourites to land Sevilla defender Diego Carlos according to reports from Spain. It is understood that the Premier League Champions have identified the defender as a potential replacement for Zenit bound Dejan Lovren.
However, they could face a challenge from rivals Manchester City. The Premier League rivals were both keen on signing the defender – before City had an offer for Nathan Ake accepted by Bournemouth.
The development at Dean Court gives Liverpool leg up in the race for Carlos, though competition from Barcelona also exists.
The 27-year-old Brazilian centre back has had an outstanding season with Sevilla to establish himself as one of the best defenders in Europe.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for a centre back after allowing Dejan Lovren to leave Anfield this week. Carlos’ buyout clause is set at £70m.