Leicester City saw an offer worth €20m for Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho rejected by the club this summer.
That’s according to La Razón, who say the Spanish club deemed the bid insufficient as they want at least €30m for the Portuguese midfielder.
Leicester were heavily linked with Carvalho throughout the summer transfer window, with it believed that Brendan Rodgers had identified the player as a key addition for his midfield.
A report back in June claimed the player already had a ‘very advanced agreement’ with the Foxes, with it later claimed that Leicester were willing to go up to €25m for him.
Ultimately a move never happened, nor it seems did an official bid arrive, but he has since returned to prominence with Betis, impressing under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.
That’s sparked more interest in his services, this time from Benfica and former manager Jorge Jesus, who worked with the midfielder at Sporting Lisbon.
They’ve been linked with a bid, and La Razón explain that if they were to try a move, it would cost them at least €30m.
That’s the price that Betis have put on Carvalho’s head and why they considered €20m offer from Leicester in the summer ‘insufficient’.
It’s explained the Spanish side are ‘not satisfied’ with simply recovering the €16m they paid to sign Carvalho and, presumably, want to make a tidy profit on one of their star players.
Whether any club would pay such an amount isn’t mentioned, but it seems if Leicester are still keen they know the amount required to get him.