Discarded Wolfsburg playmaker Diego has revealed he is in talks over a ‘dream’ move to the Premier League.
The 26-year-old is one of Liverpool's top summer targets and, while he stopped short of confirming the Reds were in for him, the Brazilian admitted he is closing in on a switch to England.
Diego, who has been told he can leave Wolfsburg after falling out with successive coaches Steve McLaren and Felix Magath, has also been linked with Tottenham and Arsenal in recent weeks.
Diego told Talksport "I think Felix Magath and myself share very different ideas from each other," he said. "Of course I respect him because he is the boss but it has been difficult for us to work together. We have sat down and talked and we both think it’s best if I move on.
"I prefer not to mention the names of clubs out of respect for the managers and the owners but it’s true that there is contact with some clubs in England. Of course I will give these offers special attention because it’s my dream to play in the Premier League. I hope they can find a solution.
"At this moment England is where I want to play. We are just starting to have conversations with clubs so it’s too early to say where I will be going, but it would be perfect if in the future I can play in the Premier League."
One of many young Brazilian stars to be labelled' the next Pele', Diego has had a disappointing career since leaving his first club Santos in 2004 for FC Porto. His next stop was Werder Bremen where Diego scored 38 goals in 84 games from midfield, which earned him a transfer to Juventus in 2009.
Tantrums and lapses in attitude saw him shipped on to Wolfsburg for the start of the 2010-11 season, where attitude problems persisted. Diego was famously dropped and fined by former Wolfsburg manager McLaren for taking and missing a penalty against coaches orders in a Bundesliga match. Since then, Diego has been involved in a number of public spats with McLaren's replacement and former West GErman international Magath.