Manchester United are reportedly interested in Braga star David Carmo after Liverpool failed with a January Deadline Day move.
The defender was seriously injured in Braga’s clash with Porto this week, which saw players needed to push an ambulance off the pitch.
He was believed to be one of a number of defenders that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp targeted last month with Liverpool eventually making two signings.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen to find a partner for Harry Maguire in the centre of his back-line.
And ESPN claim Carmo is on the shortlist, along with Sevilla's Jules Kounde, Aston Villa star Tyrone Mings and Raphael Varane at Real Madrid.
The Red Devils may choose to wait to see the extent of Carmo’s injury, which came following a horror tackle by Luis Diaz.
The 21-year-old has been dubbed the ‘next Virgil van Dijk’ though previously said: “I am very happy and I feel at home. I feel that SC Braga believes in me and that people value my work.
“What I try to do is help the club as much as possible and that is what I will try to do in the next five years.”
Carmo joined Braga’s academy in 2015 and rose through the ranks to first team level, signing a contract extension in November.
Transfermarkt see Carmo’s current market value as less than £8m, though he has been a regular for Braga.
He could be out for up to four months with a suspected ankle fracture, though he wrote on social media: “I have been through a lot and this is just another obstacle, my past has made me a life soldier.”
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