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Sky reporter shares major Diego Carlos update live on air

Kaveh Solhekol has told Sky Sports News that he has just learned that Diego Carlos has now officially told Sevilla that he wants to leave and complete a move to Newcastle during the January transfer window.

Carlos has been linked with a potential move to Tyneside throughout the month. Of course, Eddie Howe is looking to bolster his centre-back options with two signings already through the door.

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It was reported that Newcastle hope that £30 million will be enough to sign the 28-year-old. And the Magpies are hoping to have Carlos available for their next Premier League clash, against Leeds this weekend.

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And those hopes appear to have received a massive boost on Tuesday. Solhekol claimed that Carlos has now made it clear to Sevilla that he wishes to make the move to the Premier League before the deadline.

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“Just now, I have been told that the player has officially asked to leave Sevilla,” he told Sky Sports News. “Diego Carlos has asked to leave Sevilla. He wants to move to Newcastle. Sevilla are willing to do business, but the price has to be right for them.”

Incredible coup for Newcastle to sign Diego Carlos

Carlos has been a key part of the Sevilla side that boast the best defensive record in La Liga this term. Remarkably, they have only conceded 13 goals in 20 league games.

That has left the club second in the top-flight. And they only find themselves five points behind Real Madrid. Crucially, they have a game in hand.

Jules Kounde is arguably the star of the show when it comes to Sevilla’s defence. But signing Carlos would have the potential to be an incredible piece of business for the Magpies.

He would unquestionably be an upgrade on what the club already have.

Kieran Trippier is a very good signing for Newcastle. And Chris Wood will certainly have a big role to play if Howe’s men are going to stay up this season.

But signing Carlos would arguably be a statement on another level from the Newcastle owners.

And with the defender keen, it would appear more than likely that he will be on his way before too long.

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