Liverpool interested in signing 26-year-old South American centre-back

Merseyside club are reportedly in negotiations over the addition of Diego Carlos from Sevilla but would have to splash out around £65m to meet his release clause.

The Brazilian centre-back enjoyed a productive spell with Nantes before joining La Liga giants this past summer, and Carlos has since gone on to establish himself as a crucial figure for the Spanish club.

It appears as though that excellent form has captured the attention of Liverpool, as the Reds are already in talks over the possible signing of Diego and that they are willing to pay his £65m release clause.

The report adds that Los Blancos have also identified him as a potential long-term successor to Sergio Ramos, and so perhaps that says a lot in itself about the quality and possible that he has moved forward to be a key figure for a top club.

Given how dominant Merseyside club have been in the Premier League so far this campaign as they have firmly established themselves as the favourites for the trophy, coupled with their ongoing success in Europe and other cup tournaments, it’s difficult even to pick an area of the team for improvement.

That said, with the likes of Lovren, Matip and Gomez all picking up injuries over the past two years which have led to a lack of consistency at defence alongside Virgil van Dijk, it could be argued that adding another defender to partner the Dutch star could be a great bit of business to solidify an already top-class defence.