Report: La Liga side will only let Spurs-linked defender leave if release clause is met

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Sevilla will only let rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Diego Carlos leave this summer if the defender’s €70million (£63million) release clause is met, according to a report by La Nervion.

Carlos has had a solid first season in Spain since moving to the Andalusian giants from Nantes last summer.

The Brazilian has been a rock at the back for Julen Lopetegui’s side and it looks like his performances have alerted clubs across Europe.

The Telegraph reported last week that the 27-year-old’s displays this season had impressed Jose Mourinho and that the Spurs boss was keen to bring the defender to North London.

The report suggested that the Lilywhites could try and complete a deal for around £35m.

However, La Nervion now suggeststhat Sevilla are demanding that any interested parties meet Carlos’ release clause this summer if they wish to sign him.

Apart from Spurs; Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are also said to hold an interest in the centre-back.

The report claims that Sevilla are also preparing a new contract for Carlos, amidst the mounting interest in the defender’s services.

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No club will be willing to pay anywhere close to Carlos’ release clause in the wake of the pandemic. Player values have taken a hit and Sevilla will have to reduce their asking price if they wish to cash in on the centre-back.

However, the ball certainly is in their court as it does not appear as if they are in massive financial distress. So they do not need to sell Carlos this summer and can afford to wait until the market improves.

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