Liverpool are still interested in signing Sporting Braga defender David Carmo, according to reports in the Portuguese media.
The 21-year-old, who has been described as a “next van Dijk” by certain media outlets, was the subject of a loan to buy offer from the Reds during the January transfer window.
However, Braga decided to reject the bid, which would have seen the Premier League champions pay a €4m loan fee, with a clause to make the deal permanent for €20m in the summer.
The proposal, which amounted to around £21m in total, was deemed below Carmo’s market value and Braga are confident that they can get more for the centre-back.
Liverpool could have competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Roma and Manchester United in the summer with all three clubs having been mentioned as potential suitors in recent days.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may only revive their move for Carmo, though, if they opt against keeping Ozan Kabak after his loan spell ends.