Newcastle United are preparing an improved £28 million bid for Diego Carlos despite Sevilla recently demanding way more than that figure.

According to TalkSport, Newcastle United are prepared to increase their offer for Diego Carlos, with the latest report suggesting a £28 million bid could be imminent. Sevilla are supposedly holding out for much more than that, having already rejected an initial proposal from the Magpies.

Newcastle United are stepping up their efforts to sign defensive targets this window after having already made a couple of quick signings. Eddie Howe is keen on bringing in at least one centre-back before the trading period slams shut at the end of the month.

Having chased Lille’s Sven Botman for a reasonable period without any success, Howe is keen to switch the club’s attention towards other targets. They have already signed Kieran Trippier to sort their right-back issue, and now a centre-back is their priority.

The Tyneside outfit are interested in Sevilla star Diego Carlos, who the Spanish side could sell if a viable offer arrives. Despite being an important part of the side, the Brazilian could be dispensable, and Newcastle United look ready to pursue him with full force.

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Despite Sevilla turning down their initial bid of £25 million earlier, they are bracing themselves for an improved offer from the Premier League side. Newcastle, who seem convinced of the Brazilian’s quality, are set to return with a new proposal.

Some reports suggested that Sevilla might demand nearly €60 million for the 28-year-old. However, the Magpies are now reportedly preparing an improved bid worth £28 million.

The new offer may come nowhere near the reported asking price. But Newcastle are not prepared to pay over the odds for any player in this market as clubs look to take advantage of their financial might following the change of ownership last year.

Sevilla could have a good chance to cash in on a player who may not have this value in the upcoming transfer windows. However, considering the valuation they have placed on the defender, the La Liga side might reject the £28 million bid and hold out for more money, further forcing Newcastle to up their offer again.

As for Carlos, it could be a good move financially, as he could get a major upgrade on his current contract. At the same time, he can become the leader in defence for Newcastle in the coming seasons, while also providing a massive boost for the Magpies in their bid to avoid relegation.

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