Newcastle United are ‘still pushing’ for defender Diego Carlos and are willing to ‘double’ the wages he currently earns at Sevilla.

That’s according to ABC Sevilla, who provide an update on the Magpies pursuit of the Brazilian following reports in England last night that they had made a second bid for his services.

Newcastle are keen to improve their defence this month, and after securing a new right-back in Kieran Trippier have now turned their focus to centre-back.

Carlos is the man they seemingly want, and after seeing a first bid rejected by Sevilla, who are not keen to sell the defender, they’ve gone back with a second bid.

That has since been rejected by Sevilla, with Marca reporting that they have made it clear that an exit in the January transfer window is ‘practically unthinkable’ for them.

It’s clear Newcastle are keen, though, and it seems their strategy is to tempt the player with an offer that would see him ‘double’ his current pay packet in La Liga.

That came via ABC, who say the Magpies are ‘willing’ to spend big on the defender and are ‘still pushing’ for his signature.

Now we should make clear that ABC’s report came out before Marca’s stating a second bid had been rejected, so things could have changed significantly since ABC put theirs out.

However, what is clear is that Newcastle want Diego Carlos this month, and their strategy to convince him involves offering a wage packet he simply might not be able to turn down.