Chelsea report: Newcastle readying record Bruno Guimaraes contract to ward off Blues

Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford is challenged by Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brentford FC at St. James Park on October 08, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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Chelsea will try to prise Bruno Guimaraes away from Newcastle United in January, say reports, but the Magpies are ready to make the midfielder their highest-paid player ever.

The Brazilian has been one of the key men for Eddie Howe’s side so far this season and has impressed in the Premier League since his £40 million arrival from Lyon in January.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.