Sevilla’s Diego Carlos has emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United in the winter market.
Reports in the UK insist the defender is keen to join the Tyneside club and will ask Julen Lopetegui’s side to accept a €42m offer made by the Magpies.
Claims made in England have reached Spain and ABC Sevilla, after relaying it, provide the La Liga side’s stance on a potential transfer.
The Spanish club will only consider letting the centre-back leave this month, if they are to receive an ‘off-market offer’. If not, the Brazilian will continue at the club. There is no mention of what specific figure is needed to take him away from his current employer.
Lopetegui’s side are aware Newcastle can offer Carlos much higher wages than what he currently earns. However, sporting wise, Sevilla’s aspirations are ‘higher’ than the Premier League side, who are sitting in the relegation zone.
The newspaper wastes no time in denying claims from England about the 28-year-old pushing for a move to St James’ Park.
They point out the proof of this is that the South American defender has travelled with the squad to face Valencia at the Mestalla later today.
Carlos has developed into one of the best centre-backs in Europe. ABC Sevilla state that Sevilla are ‘not sure that Newcastle can cope with the high demands’ set by them to sanction his sale.