Atletico Madrid are refusing to sell the defender unless his £56 million release clause is met however.
Here are five players who could potentially make the switch from La Liga to the Premier League, possibly to clubs including Leicester City, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Could Arsenal sign the Atletico Madrid star this month?
Atletico Madrid are preparing to sell Joao Miranda in the summer.
Manchester United are in desperate need of a new centre-back.