Newcastle are trying to bring the Brazilian defender to the team in the winter market in January by agreeing personal contracts with the players, but Sevilla will not have to sell out of the team.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed: “The Sevilla board has decided to keep Diego Carlos at the club. After long negotiations and two offers rejected. Sevilla has no intention of selling the Brazilian centre-back at the end of the transfer window.
For this reason, Newcastle have to look for options to enhance their defensive games to help the team escape relegation.
But Sevilla don’t want to sell. They’re currently second in La Liga, just five points behind Real Madrid with a game in hand. They’re also set to play Real Betis on Saturday evening for a place in the last eight of the Copa del Rey. They want to keep their key men.
Newcastle are desperate to reinforce their leaky defence and have already signed Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid this January transfer window. After their big-money takeover by an investment fund linked to Saudi Arabia. They’re fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.