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Newcastle transfer news: Sevilla reject Magpies' latest Diego Carlos offer

According to reports in Spain, Sevilla have said no to Newcastle United’s latest Diego Carlos offer.

There has been increased speculation in England that a deal is edging closer, with multiple outlets suggesting there could be a breakthrough this week. The Northern Echo stated yesterday that the Brazilian is keen to join.

However, the word in Spain appears to be different. Goal report that Sevilla have rejected the Magpies’ most recent bid.

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The report adds that Newcastle are expected to come back with an improved offer, such is their determination to land Carlos.

But talk of a deal being close seems wide of the mark if Goal’s report is to be believed. They state that Carlos will only leave if Sevilla receive a big enough offer, and if they can secure a replacement.

Now there appears to be no talk of Sevilla signing a centre-back imminently, which perhaps suggests that Carlos coming to St James’ Park isn’t close at all. But that is purely speculation on our part, based on what Goal are claiming.

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Diego Carlos offer rejection shows nothings ever easy with Newcastle

The lengthy Diego Carlos transfer saga is infuriating some fans. We are desperate for reinforcements after squandering a golden chance to escape the bottom three last time out.

Our Premier League survival prospects have taken a hit, and we need to get a result against Leeds on Saturday. Can we do that with the current crop of players? There isn’t much confidence from some fans, that’s for sure.

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Newcastle’s pursuit of the 28-year-old is becoming worryingly reminiscent of the Sven Botman debacle. That looked like our best chance of landing a centre-back, only for Lille to increase their asking price. Now it looks like he’s staying in France.

While it is frustrating, this is sadly the situation we find ourselves in. It’s typical of the January window – the selling club is always in the driving seat, especially when it’s a player they don’t want or need to sell.

Newcastle’s owners need to put together a deal that satisfies Sevilla as soon as possible. We need a centre-back in time to face Leeds, and right now Carlos feels like the only possibility.

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