This morning, we’ve seen reports from Spain saying Sevilla turned down a new bid from Newcastle United for the transfer of Diego Carlos.

It was claimed that in the Magpies’ second attempt to land the defender, around €25m was put on the table, and the La Liga side did ‘not take into account’.

Well, it indeed looks like a lot more will be needed to take Diego Carlos from Sevilla, because in an update from Marca, they say the last offer was ‘laughable’.

It’s claimed that the Spanish club want to keep the player, as he’s an important piece for them, and for ‘the story may vary’ in case Newcastle bid between €45m and €50m.

Since Newcastle would count on the player’s desire for the move, it’s said an offer of this kind would leave Sevilla ‘with few excuses to keep him’.

Marca makes it clear that the club want him to stay, and the rest ‘is a question of money’.

So that’s a basic message for the Magpies to raise their offer if they want Diego Carlos in January.