Manchester City reportedly seem ready to try to win the race to sign Newcastle United’s in-form midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.
The 24-year-old has been impressive since joining the Magpies from Lyon in January, and the midfielder has cemented his place as a first-team regular under Eddie Howe.
Guimaraes scored his first two goals of the season in the club’s 5-1 Premier League win at home against Brentford on Saturday.
Real Madrid were heavily linked with a swoop for the Brazil international over the summer as a potential replacement for Casemiro.
The La Liga champions are still said to hold an interest in Guimaraes along with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, but the Daily Mail claims that the Premier League champions Manchester City are the “most realistic danger” to the Magpies, who are desperate to keep hold of their star player.
Guimaraes is under contract at St James’ Park until June 2026, and the Magpies may discuss a potential extension of his deal in the near future.
The midfielder has scored seven goals and registered two assists in 24 appearances for Newcastle United.