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Van de Beek turns down chance to join Newcastle, Diego Carlos move still possible

Newcastle and Sevilla are still in talks over a deal for Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, but the Magpies have missed out on Van de Beek.

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Manchester United German Interim head coach Ralf Rangnick (L) speaks with Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek as he comes on as a substitute during the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Aston V
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Donny van de Beek has turned down the chance to join to Newcastle United. The Daily Telegraph report that the Manchester United midfielder said no to an offer from the Magpies to join on loan in January.

The Dutch player has decided not to leave Old Trafford despite having limited opportunities since making the move to England from Ajax. United, currently on a poor run of form, don't want to reduce their squad at this stage of the season and are willing to hold onto the midfield player.

Manchester United's Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard come on as a substitutes to replace Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood
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Manchester United's Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard come on as a substitutes to replace Bruno Fernandes and Mason GreenwoodAction Images via Reuters

Newcastle continue talks with Sevilla for Diego Carlos

The report states that Newcastle are in fact close to signing Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos. Sevilla had turned down the first couple of bids for the defender, but Newcastle are now reportedly closer to landing the 28-year-old. They hope that the signing can be completed this week and club sources quoted by the newspaper are "optimistic" about the deal, claiming that Sevilla and Newcastle are still negotiating the fee involved. Diego Carlos is said to be keen on leaving the LaLiga side to join Eddie Howe's team.

PSG not interested in selling Keylor Navas

PSG have turned down an approach from Newcastle for goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The club have two factors to deal with with their recent injection of revenue. Clubs in the Premier League don't want to sell to a direct rival in the majority of cases, although Chris Wood left Burnley to join the club last week. On the international front, clubs who are dealing with the St James' Park outfit are demanding higher fees for their players due to the finance available.

Newcastle's lowly position in the table and the risk of relegation to the Championship is another factor that they have to consider despite their ambition. Players negotiating with the club are asking for cheap release clauses to be included in their contracts in order to get an easy way out if they are eventually relegated from the Premier League.

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