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Newcastle United told to double offer for centre-back target

Newcastle United have been told they must offer Sevilla around £50m to sign defender Diego Carlos.

That’s according to a recent report from The Express, who claims the Magpies have already made two attempts to sign the highly-rated centre-back.

After making an opening offer of £25m and then increasing the fee to £30m, Newcastle United have been rejected twice by Sevilla, who remains adamant that due to his £68m release clause, Carlos, 28, is worth closer to £50m.

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The 28-year-old has a deal that runs until 2024 and has played an important role in his side’s recent fortunes, including winning the Europa League in 2020.

Diego Carlos is being linked to Newcastle United.

However, despite enjoying two-and-a-half successful years in Spain with Newcastle United looking to add some much-needed quality to their ranks ahead of what is going to be a pivotal second half of the season, Carlos is believed to be keen to ply his trade in England’s top-flight.

We exclusively reported last year, the Magpies’ priority has been to sign a new centre-back this January.

Speaking recently about the Geordies bringing in new January signings, manager Eddie Howe, as quoted by the Daily Mail, said: “When the takeover happened there was a lot of excitement at what lay ahead.

“But the immediate needs of team are very different to that initial expectation.

“It was my job to cut out a lot of the noise and just see what the team needed. That is what I’ve tried to do in our current situation – recruit the right players.”


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