Newcastle United continue to pursue a transfer for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

The Magpies are determined to strengthen their backline this month, and have been linked with a host of central defenders over the past few weeks.

Sevilla FC v Getafe CF - La Liga Santander
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Sven Botman was seemingly the number on target coming into the window.

But reports have suggested Lille are very reluctant to sell.

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Brazilian defender Carlos in on the Magpies’ radar, and so far, Newcastle have seen two bids rejected for the South American. The latest was supposedly around £28 million (The Times).

But the club could soon go back in with another – and Marca have suggested how much could be enough for Sevilla to accept.

Athletic de Bilbao v Sevilla - La Liga Santander
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The Spanish publication report that if Newcastle raise their offer to €40-50 million (£33-£42 million), then that could convince the Andalusian outfit to sell.

Surely of this range, £42 million is a more likely asking price for Carlos than £33 million.

Marca suggest that Sevilla will attempt to convince Carlos to stay until the end of the current season.

They really don’t want to lose the 28-year-old, who is a hugely important player for them and their bid to fight Real Madrid for the league title.

Currently Sevilla sit second five points behind Real, but have a game in hand.

Newcastle should not think twice and make an offer for Diego Carlos Sevilla can’t refuse

It sounds as though Sevilla don’t want to lose Carlos, but will sell for the right price.

The former Nantes player is a quality defender, and has played a big part in Sevilla having the meanest defence in La Liga this season.

Sevilla FC v CA Osasuna - LaLiga Santander
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He is quite physical and would potentially really suit English football.

He would massively improve Newcastle at the back, and for that reason the club shouldn’t be lowballing and instead be giving Sevilla no choice but to sell.

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