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Newcastle United: Fabrizio Romano drops Diego Carlos claim

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Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on the Que Golazo YouTube channel to discuss the latest on Newcastle United’s pursuit of Diego Carlos. 

The Toon’s search for a new centre-back has continued to drag into the final days of the January transfer window, with their interest in the Sevilla man hitting a potential snag.

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It is believed the Magpies have had their efforts for the Brazilian rejected by the La Liga side despite the player being keen to make the move to Tyneside.

Reports from Spain (via Sport Witness) have suggested the 28-year-old would be set to double his current salary with Sevilla if he was to make the proposed move to St. James’ Park.

But with the Spanish side currently sitting second in the league and just four points off the top, Romano had the following to say on Carlos’ future:

“Sevilla are not accepting €30m or €35m, as Newcastle are offering. They want more than this. They want around €50-55m. And so there is still a big gap between Newcastle and Sevilla.

“They are fighting for La Liga. They’re doing a great season with [Julen] Lopetegui, so it’s not easy to find an agreement, but Newcastle will try and push again in the coming hours, in the coming days.

“And they want Diego Carlos. So let’s see if in this case, they will be able to do it, or [as] has happened with Sven Botman, at the end it would be impossible. Let’s see [if] in the coming hours, we’ll have an answer.”

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The clock is certainly ticking for the Magpies now. Just a matter of hours away from their next Premier League clash against Leeds United, they are running out of time to sign a centre-back in time to play.

Defence is clearly an area where Eddie Howe will be seeking improvement this month, but he has only seen Kieran Trippier added to his options at the back.

From Romano’s comments, it sounds like the Magpies may find it a difficult deal to complete in a reasonable time, if at all. So we would like to think the board have other options they are working on in case negotiations fall through.

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