The Magpies and the La Liga club are locked in talks over the defender, with Sevilla reluctant to let Carlos go unless they are offered an irresistible amount.


Sevilla have already rejected bids for the defender and Newcastle are determined not to pay over the odds.



The defender himself seemed to throw cold water on Newcastle’s pursuit of him on Wednesday, by stating he will be a Sevilla player for a long time, indicating towards a stay at the club beyond this month.


The Magpies however remain determined and have not given up on their pursuit of him, though one possibility is as good as ruled out.



Carlos will most likely not be a Newcastle United player before the game against the Whites this weekend.


Although the Whites have pulled away from the relegation zone in recent weeks, a win for the Magpies would see them go seven points behind Leeds and above 17th placed Watford, provided the Hornets lose.



The Magpies will not be able to secure Carlos’ services this weekend though in order to help against Leeds.