Leicester City will have to pay at least €20m if they wish to sign midfielder William Carvalho from Real Betis this summer.
However, the Foxes may have been handed an early boost in any potential efforts to sign him as the Spanish club would not be wholly against a sale.
That’s according to Diario de Sevilla, who report on the situation today and explain what the La Liga club’s stance would be should an offer from Leicester arrive.
They cover the claims that Brendan Rodgers side are interested, which originated in England, and while they have no information as to whether they are correct, they do have information of their own.
They say Betis would put a value of around €20m on the Portugal international, which is the amount they paid for 75% of his rights in the summer of 2018.
He’s been a big hit at the club since then and, while he still holds a key place in the squad, there is nobody in the team who is ‘non-transferable’.
However, they do not intend to ‘cheapen the cost’ of one of their ‘most sought after players’ and Carvalho is one of the players the club see as a potential ‘millionaire transfer’.
They are hoping to make big money from any potential sale as that would allow them to continue their policy of ‘high investment’ in the squad in recent years.
Basically, while Carvalho isn’t considered entirely unsellable, Betis will want a good price for him if they are to sanction a sale to Leicester or anywhere else this summer.