Newcastle agree Guimaraes fee
Newcastle are closing in on midfielder Bruno Guimaraes after Lyon accepted a bid of around 30million, reports SunSport’s Oscar Paul.
The Brazilian international is set to undergo a medical in his home country today.
Arsenal and Juventus are also keen but are yet to submit an offer, leaving Toon in pole position to secure his signature.
Guimaraes is a deep-lying playmaker and would become Newcastles second most expensive signing ever behind 40million countryman Joelinton.
Guimaraes, 24, joined Lyon from Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense in January 2020 and has picked three caps with the Samba stars.
One of Lyons most consistent performers over the past two season, he was part of the Brazil squad that won Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe has been desperate to add a midfielder all January and is now hopeful of making his third signing this month following the arrivals of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood