Newcastle make fresh offers for Sven Botman and Diego Carlos but may have to fork out up to £70m to land both centre backs… with Magpies also in talks with Marseille over a £15m move for forward Bamba Dieng
- Newcastle have stepped up bids for defenders Sven Botman and Diego Carlos
- The Magpies may have to spend around £70m to get the two centre-backs
- Newcastle are keen to add to the signing of Kieran Trippier as they bid to stay up
- They have also spoken to Marseille about Senegal forward Bamba Dieng
Newcastle United have made improved offers for Lille defender Sven Botman and Sevilla’s Diego Carlos as they look to deliver new centre-backs for Eddie Howe.
Both defenders have indicated they would like to join but the deals could end up costing close to £70m in total with their respective clubs asking premium prices as they need to find replacements.
Newcastle have also held further talks over a £15m move for Marseille’s Senegalese forward Bamba Dieng.
Newcastle have made an improved offer for Lille centre-back Sven Botman
The Magpies are also understood to be chasing Sevilla’s Brazilian defender Diego Carlos
However, a deal for Liverpool’s Divock Origi is unlikely.
As negotiations jump between rival targets, Newcastle have also spoken to Monaco about a price for highly rated 20-year old centre back Benoit Badiashile.
The France under-21 international is valued at £38m and has previously drawn enquiries from Wolves and Manchester United.
Newcastle sealed a £12m move for Kieran Trippier on Friday and are keen to add more players
Newcastle are also monitoring Monaco’s 20-year-old centre-back Benoit Badiashile
Newcastle are aiming to offer £25m but Monaco after more like £35m, it is understood.
Lille, who are eighth in the top-flight in France, are understandably keen to keep hold of the impressive young stalwart, but may be tempted into selling up.
It is also said that Botman himself would be keen on moving to the Premier League.
The club are also looking at options in attack and have spoken to Marseille about Bamba Dieng
The Magpies, who are fighting the drop, are unlikely to do a deal for Liverpool’s Divock Origi
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