Newcastle United will have to offer an amount ‘higher than €50m’ if they are to convince Sevilla to sell Diego Carlos this month.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who say the Spanish side simply aren’t interested in doing a deal unless the Magpies are willing to spend big on the Brazilian.
Newcastle are chasing a centre half this month as they look to follow up the signings of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
Carlos is the one they seemingly want, and they’ve been pushing to get him, with reports from England that two €40m plus bids have already been rejected.
That’s not what has been reported in Spain, though, where yesterday the reports were insistent that a second €40m bid hadn’t arrived at Sevilla as yet.
Regardless, it is likely to be rejected as Estadio explain that it wouldn’t be enough to make Sevilla ‘yield’ to Newcastle’s efforts anyway.
Given the importance of the defender in the squad, replacing him would be a difficult task and ‘only an amount higher than €50m’ would make those responsible at Sevilla have doubts.
They currently ‘comb Europe’ in search of a central defender of a similar level with a lot of projection ‘just in case’ such a bid were to arrive from Newcastle.
At the moment, though, it appears it hasn’t, and the Magpies will have to up their efforts if they are to get the Brazilian this month.