A deal with Newcastle United to potentially sign Diego Carlos before the transfer deadline now looks “dead”, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
The Brazilian has become the Toon Army centre-back’s main target over the past few weeks but they have been unable to strike a deal with Sevilla to bring the 28-year-old to St James’ Park , with little hope that a move could be rejuvenated before Monday’s 11 p.m. deadline.
What’s up with Newcastle?
Eddie Howe and PIF have been desperate to bolster the Magpies squad all month, but 29 days into the window the only deals completed so far have been for Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
A deal to sign Diego Carlos was considered at one point but Sevilla director of football Monchi said this week they felt the offer “wasn’t good enough”.
However, they appear to be closing in on a big move for Lyonnais Bruno Guimaraes, with the centre-back seemingly one of their top priorities.
With a move for Carlos looking unlikely, attention appears to have turned to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Dan Burn, with two offers turned down so far – it remains to be seen whether they will return with a third for the pie. childhood.
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New bodies appear to be needed given Newcastle picked up only their second Premier League win of the campaign at Leeds United last weekend, but they still sit in 18th and are one point from safety, with a goal difference of -22.
What did Downie say about Diego Carlos?
Sky Sports’ Newcastle United correspondent told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s dead. I think the only way to raise is if they fail with the Guimaraes move and there is money left to spend.
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“Unless they invested a huge amount of money in it over the weekend. And having spoken to people involved in the Newcastle deals, I just don’t think they will.
Are Newcastle likely to sign anyone else?
Manager Howe has already hinted he wants more new faces before the deadline, and along with Guimaraes and Dan Burn, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards claims the North East side are keen to add Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah to his team.
Meanwhile, Downie also suggested he doesn’t believe a move for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is completely dead despite the Red Devils’ huge demands for a £15m loan deal.
It could very well be a ‘watch this space’ situation with the England international in the coming days.