Newcastle United have reportedly tabled a fresh bid for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

The Telegraph’s Jason Burt has claimed the Magpies have now lodged another offer for the Brazilian star, and are currently awaiting a response.

Athletic de Bilbao v Sevilla - La Liga Santander
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It is though Newcastle previously offered £25 million (via Express).

Newcastle are trying to move quickly following reports the pursuit of Sven Botman is now all-but over.


Lille were supposedly demanding too much for the Dutch youngster, and Newcastle have shifted their focus as a result.

Carlos, 28, is said to be another high priority target.

He would undoubtedly improved Newcastle’s shaky backline

But it remains to be seen how willing Sevilla would be to let him go.

The Spanish outfit are currently locked in a title battle with Real Madrid.

They are second and are just five points behind Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Part of the reason they are within touching distance of Real is because they have the meanest defence in the division. Carlos has been virtually ever-present at the back, helping Sevilla to concede just 13 goals in 20 games so far.

Another reason Sevilla will be reluctant to sell Carlos is because their other centre-back Jules Kounde has suffered an injury which could put him on the sidelines for a while.

So their backline has already taken a hit.

But Newcastle’s riches may ultimately prove too tempting for the Andalusian side.

Good to see Newcastle mobilising, amid Diego Carlos bid claim

Newcastle are seemingly getting a move on now.

Kieran Trippier is already through the door, and reports are widespread that Chris Wood will become the club’s second addition having travelled to the club for a medical.

If the club can snap up Carlos in the next couple of days then that really would be ideal.

Sevilla v Atletico Madrid - La Liga Santander
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Getting him signed and then registered for the Watford game would be the dream.

That is probably wishful thinking, but the Wood development happened very quickly. Perhaps it is not out of the question the same could happen with Carlos.

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