Newcastle face Diego Carlos transfer hijack as £30m bid 'matched by Premier League rival'

Newcastle United have been joined in the race to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos by a Premier League rival. Eddie Howe faces late competition to secure his current transfer priority, posing a significant blow in his attempts to steer the club away from relegation in the coming months.

According to Sky Sports, another English top-flight club has matched the Magpies’ £30million offer to sign Carlos this month.

A Serie A club has also submitted a bid for the 28-year-old, but it isn’t thought to be as high as Premier League offers.

The rival suitor in England is unnamed, but Carlos could now face a tough decision if they aren’t in as much of a perilous position as Newcastle.

And with less than two weeks of the January transfer window left, pressure on more defensive arrivals on Tyneside would skyrocket.

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