Newcastle United Take Major Step in Chase of €40 Million Target Amid Arsenal Interest

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Fabrizio Romano has reported that Newcastle United have made a bid for Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes on the evening of January 24th and the proposal is now said to be being considered.

Newcastle United Bid Submitted for Bruno Guimaraes

Arsenal Interest

Guimaraes has been a familiar name in the January transfer window with the player already linked with Arsenal and Juventus but now Newcastle United have submitted an official bid for the player.

Sky Sports News have tweeted that the North London club have still not given up on their chase for Guimaraes, however. Arsenal’s links with the Brazilian came amid Mikel Arteta’s lack of options in midfield while the Gunners also look likely to lose Mohamed Elneny when his contract runs out in the summer.

Newcastle United’s Move

The newly found riches at St James’ Park means that Newcastle and Eddie Howe are looking to strengthen the squad to try and avert relegation to the Championship. They have already added Chris Wood from Burnley and Kieran Trippier to their ranks. RMC also report that the bid is around €40 million and the Northern English club are willing to quadruple the player’s wages.

Despite having the money to spend, Newcastle’s position in the Premier League is not helping them to attract the quality they are looking for. Diego Carlos of Sevilla had been linked with Eddie Howe’s side, but it now seems he will be remaining in La Liga this month although the club may return for him in the summer depending on what league they then find themselves in.

Lyon

Guimares joined Lyon in 2020, signing a four and a half year deal when he joined from Athletico Paranaense for a fee reported to be around €20 million.

The Athletic report that Newcastle’s offer is close to the French side’s asking price for the 24-year-old, and that it could yet be accepted.

 

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