Liverpool renew interest in signing of €50m-rated La Liga defender Diego Carlos

Liverpool have reportedly renewed their interest in Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, who has previously been labelled as Virgil van Dijk’s perfect partner.

The Brazilian joined Sevilla from Nantes in the summer transfer window and has proven to be a big hit in LaLiga, prompting plenty of interest in the 27-year-old.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were said to be leading the chase for Carlos back in February, with the player reportedly having a release clause of £65m, but it would appear that the price has now dropped ahead of the summer market.

Indeed, ABC Sevilla claims that Carlos’ name is ‘on the radar’ of teams such as Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The report adds that Sevilla have already had phone calls about their star players, with sporting director Monchi insisting that they have so far ‘said no’ to suitors.

The Spanish side paid €15m to bring Carlos to the club and the latest reports suggest they want €50m (£46.5m) if they do cave in and opt to sell.

Klopp is currently using Joe Gomez as Van Dijk’s main partner but has also Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren on his books, although there are strong suggestions that the latter will be allowed to move on this summer – leaving a space to fill at Anfield.