Chelsea to make new approach for Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes with Manchester City also interested


Chelsea will make another move for Bruno Guimaraes in the summer even though the Newcastle star is set to sign a new long-term contract, according to reports. Guimaraes has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League since moving to Newcastle from Lyon for £40million in January 2022.

The Brazil international has been pivotal for Eddie Howe , helping the Magpies reach the Carabao Cup final and push for a top four finish. Of course his performances have not gone unnoticed, and back in January it was rumoured that Chelsea had made enquiries into signing the 25-year-old but were unsurprisingly rebuffed.

But according to The Telegraph , the Blues are expected to reignite their interest but may face competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG all admire the player but would have to pay upwards of £100m to even convince Newcastle to sell.

But of course Howe and co.’s preference would be to keep Guimaraes at St. James’ Park and though he still has three years left on his contract, the club are very close to agreeing a new long-term deal to ensure just that. As for Guimaraes’ preference, the player recently spoke of his desire to stay at Newcastle and win the biggest trophies possible, having recently won the North East FWA Footballer of the Year award.

‘My dream while I’m at Newcastle, because I know what it would mean for the fans, is to win the Premier League title here,’ he told William Hill at the awards ceremony. ‘That is my ambition with the club, plus to play in the Champions League. We need to dream big things because the club deserve it, the fans deserve a title.

‘Fans are growing up having never seen Newcastle become champions and my goal while I’m here is to help the club win that title. The League Cup final loss was of course very disappointing. ‘When you get to a final everybody wants to win, and when this doesn’t happen, sometimes you cannot hang your head down for too long, you need to treat the experience as an inspiration and look forwards.’

In the meantime, Guimaraes and Newcastle host Wolves on Sunday.

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