Sevilla are yet to receive any new bid from Newcastle United for Diego Carlos, despite talk of a €60m bid incoming.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who say the Spanish side are ‘calm’ about the reports surrounding the Brazilian despite the ‘alarming prospect’ of losing him.
Reports in England have made it clear that Newcastle are pushing to sign Carlos this month, having already seen an initial bid for him rejected.
The player has reportedly made it clear that he wants to make the move to St James Park, but a report earlier today made it clear that Sevilla aren’t concerned about the player’s wishes.
Estadio now follow that up and state that despite claims of a €60m bid, Sevilla are ‘not yet aware’ of such a thing existing or even potentially coming their way.
Such an offer would be close to the player’s €75m release clause, but Monchi has been working to renew the player, and an agreement was ‘taken for granted’ at one point.
That agreement would have seen the player increase his wages, extend his deal until 2025 and raise his release clause to €80-85m.
A €70m bid from Newcastle would see them missing out then, but there is a need for money at the club as they have a deficit of €41m to make up at some point.
The club’s early elimination from the Champions League means that Sevilla are ‘obliged’ to make a big sale in 2022, having avoided a big departure for the last two years.
The problem is that they do not want to do it in January but wait until the summer and so will do ‘everything possible’ to delay it until that point.
Newcastle are pushing regardless, though, and if that €70m bid does arrive, it could tempt those in charge at the Nervion to accept.