Considering what Bruno Guimaraes has done for Newcastle since arriving in town last January, the whispers were going to arrive sooner or later.
With Chelsea most probably losing N’Golo Kante next summer and with the France international injured and missing the next few months, Goal.com is reporting that the Blues have an interest in signing Bruno Guimaraes as soon as next January in order to strengthen their midfield for the second half of the season and the years ahead.
Italy international Jorginho is also about to see his current deal run out next June without an extension offer in place from Chelsea at the time of this report.
Chelsea seemingly join Arsenal (Standard.co.uk) and Real Madrid (AS) in chasing Bruno as interest from giants around Europe has ramped up of late when it comes to luring the Brazilian star out of Newcastle.
Speaking to Sky Sports after last Sunday’s game against Tottenham, though, Bruno made clear that he plans to build a strong Premier League resume while donning Black & White threads. Of course, Bruno was asked about the rumors of a potential exit—or more, the interest coming from other clubs recently, to which he had some words to share with the lads.
“It is one more motivation [qualifying for the Champions League], but this is only my first full season at Newcastle.”
“There is a long way to go. I love playing here, I love to bond with the fans, and I want to become a legend here.”
Bruno joined Newcastle from French side Lyon in January of 2022 and signed a four-year deal with the Magpies that will end in the summer of 2026 as things stand.
That said, Newcastle are already preparing an improved deal to be offered to the South American in the coming months, as reported by Football Insider.
The outlet published an article in which they claim “Newcastle United are preparing a club-record contract offer,” according to sources, that would “make the midfielder the best-paid player in their history to keep him.”
Bruno, 24 years old, is reportedly about to land an offer that “would take him to around £200,000-a-week and extend it by two more years” until the end of the 2027/2028 campaign.