Newcastle United may be nearing a transfer breakthrough with Diego Carlos, with the player reportedly handing in a transfer request at Sevilla.
The Brazilian defender is the Magpies biggest priority at the moment.
Eddie Howe is in dire need of defensive recruits ahead of the game with Leeds United this weekend.
Newcastle have failed in their pursuit of of Sven Botman, and officials have been hard at work trying to bring in alternatives.
And it looks as though Carlos could be the third incoming at St. James’ park after Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
Sky Sports News have reported the 28-year-old is putting in a transfer request to leave the Spanish club.
This comes after Newcastle have seen a few transfer bids for the player turned down.
Newcastle are looking to do business in the region of £30 million.
But it remains to be seen if the Magpies can secure Carlos for such an amount, especially since he is a key player for Sevilla, who are in a title race with Real Madrid.
The two clubs are in advanced negotiations according to Sky reporter Keith Downie.
Huge development on Diego Carlos as star hands in transfer request, Newcastle must now tie up the deal
This is a very exciting update, and one that suggests Newcastle are now more likely to sign Diego Carlos than not.
The player clearly wants to make the move.
The claim he is putting in a transfer request now puts Sevilla under big pressure to cash in.
As important as he is to them, they can’t be keeping players who want to move elsewhere.
Hopefully Newcastle can now get this deal tied up, get him in training as soon as possible, and move on to the next deal.