Brazilian midfielder Diego has been linked with a move to Brazilian outfit Santos in the last few days. The former club of the likes of Pele and Neymar has now confirmed that they are interested in the player. However, the sporting director of the club, Andre Zanotta says that it will be difficult to persuade the player to return to Brazilian football at the peak of his career. The former Juventus and Wolfsburg star is currently playing for Atletico Madrid. He has played a key role in the club’s campaign so far.

They are currently top of the la Liga, while they also have a chance to go to the Champions League final as well. Even though he has been an influential member of the squad, and Diego will be free to leave the club at the end of the season since his contract comes to an end in a few months’ time. Zanotta says that the club has been involved in negotiations with the player for the last few weeks.

Diego’s father also stated to the belgie algerije odds internet site that he would like his son to return to Brazilian football. After the loss of Neymar, the club are rich with cash from the sale of the star and they would like to improve the playing staff by the signing of Diego.

“It’s a difficult negotiation. Diego is shining at the moment in a club that is a big success this year. We talked with his father, but there is nothing certain yet. It’s a dream, we would really live to bring Diego here, but can’t say he is close. He is a player we are always interested, no matter who runs the club. The club’s doors will always be open because of the success he had here,” Santos’ sporting director. The club have been unable to reach their peak in the last few years.