Liverpool continue chase for £66.9m-rated Sevilla defender Diego Carlos

Manchester United and Liverpool continue chase for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

Both Premier League giants have been quiet for the current transfer window thus far, however, both of them plan to strengthen their back-line in order to compete for all possible trophies in 2020/21 season.

The Brazilian played a vital role in the heart of Julen Lopetegui’s defensive end last campaign, helping La Liga giants to achieve a top-four finish and claim their six Europe League tittle after beating Inter Milan in the final.

However, rumours has been rife regarding the defenders  future following his stunning season with Spanish giants, with several top European team linked with a swoop for Carlos in recent weeks.

According to Marca, Liverpool and Man Utd have taken a liking to the Brazilian defender and are firmly in the race to lure him away from Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

The report suggests that Sevilla may sanction a sale as they look to balance the books, however, they will demand full €75m (£66.9m) release clause for their star player.

Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in the South American, however, they are now fully focused on finalising a deal for Napoli talisman Kalidou Koulibaly.