Diego Carlos’ cryptic social media activity suggests Newcastle United transfer saga isn’t over

Newcastle United transfer target Diego Carlos has been busy on social media.

<p>Sevilla defender Diego Carlos is wanted by Newcastle United.</p>

Sevilla defender Diego Carlos is wanted by Newcastle United.

Newcastle United transfer target Diego Carlos has responded to reports he wants to stay at Sevilla via a cryptic social media post.

It was claimed by Spanish outlet El Chiringuito TV on Thursday morning that Carlos had committed his future to the La Liga side.

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When chased by the TV station’s reporter, Carlos was quoted saying: “I have a lot of time left here.” after his side’s 1-1 draw in Valencia.

But via his Instagram story, Carlos has hinted that may not be the case after all, as the Magpies look to strike a deal for the Brazilian defender.

As per the image above, the use of emojis such as laughing faces and the zipped face suggest hope of signing the 28-year-old might not be over yet for Newcastle.

Indeed, it is understood United are not ready to give up on Carlos just yet having identified him as a top target after being left frustrated in their efforts to sign Lille defender Sven Botman.