Newcastle transfer news: Magpies make move for Brighton's Dan Burn
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Newcastle transfer news: Magpies make move for Brighton's Dan Burn

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Dan Burn is the latest player linked with a move to Tyneside as Newcastle United’s scramble for a centre-back signing continues.

After being told by Sevilla that it would take a £37.7million offer to sign Diego Carlos, the Magpies are currently refusing to pay more than about €30million (£25.1million) for the Brazilian, according to Sky Sports.

Sky are reporting that the deal is on the brink of collapse. They report that Newcastle are looking elsewhere after growing ‘increasingly frustrated by Sevilla’.

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After being unable to land first-choice target Sven Botman in the January transfer window, PIF are heading into the final week of the window with only Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood signed.

At the start of the winter market it was hoped that Eddie Howe would be given two new centre-backs to bolster a backline that has conceded 43 goals in the Premier League this season. Only Norwich City have conceded more (45).

But with the January transfer window closing at 11pm on Monday, the club’s Saudi-led consortium are hitting roadblocks in nailing down targets.

Newcastle aim to sign Dan Burn, but Brighton say no

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According to the Mail, alongside Liverpool defender Nat Phillips, Dan Burn has been discussed as another potential transfer target. Meanwhile, state the Magpies have made an approach.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has gone even further, claiming that Newcastle are in advanced talks to sign Burn for £10million.

Despite positive noises initially, the Athletic now report that Newcastle’s move for Burn has been rejected.

The towering centre-back has made 13 Premier League appearances for Graham Potter’s Seagulls so far this season, scoring one goal which came in the 3-2 win against Everton.

The 29-year-old would improve Newcastle on both defensive and attacking set pieces due to his height, but being linked with a move for Burn has come out of the blue.

It was only yesterday that the Toon Army were linked with a move for Burn’s teammate Adam Webster, according to Sun reporter Alan Nixon.

Burn was born in the North East and actually grew up supporting Newcastle. The left-footer even started his career with Newcastle but was released at the age of 11.

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The lure of returning to his boyhood club could possibly see Burn agitate for a move. But at the moment, Brighton are saying now.

Burn was lauded as being ‘incredible’ by Potter last season, and although he doesn’t possess the same glowing reputation as his centre-back partners Webster and Lewis Dunk, Burn has 83 Premier League appearances under his belt since joining from Wigan.

With the transfer window drawing to a close, Brighton are not going to want to lose a player who has started their last eight Premier League games. With the Seagulls saying no, it is now up to Newcastle whether or not they make a fresh move.