Newcastle dealt double transfer blow and Bruno Guimaraes latest
Newcastle United are expected to be busy in the final week of the transfer window, and it may be a case of holding onto their hats for much of the Magpie fanbase.
However, with 5 days left until the deadline, Eddie Howe and co. have been dealt a double defensive transfer blow.
This comes initially as Brighton have rejected the newly-rich club’s bid for Dan Burn, thought to have been around 10 million pounds.
Brighton turn down offer from Newcastle for Dan Burn. #BHAFC https://t.co/OVviyplsPF
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorBHAFC) January 26, 2022
However, they are expected to return with a second bid, although it remains unclear just how far they are willing to go in order to secure the in-form Seagull.
Fully expect a second, improved offer from Newcastle for Brighton defender Dan Burn to arrive in the next 24 hours #bhafc #NUFC #Transfers
— Aden-Jay Wood (@AJWood16) January 26, 2022
On another disappointing note, it appears as though their pursuit of Robin Gosens has come to an unfortunate end, with Inter Milan having reached a deal to take him to the San Siro for a fee of 25 million euros.
Robin Gosens to Inter, here we go! Agreement reached with Atalanta. Loan with obligation to buy for €25m add ons included. Personal terms agreed. ⚫️🔵 #Inter
Gosens will sign his contract in the coming hours. Deal sealed and completed. He joins Inter immediately – in January. pic.twitter.com/U0jpjplIEr
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2022
This could see Newcastle look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements, but there is better news further up the pitch.
Bruno Guimaraes latest
Now, Lyon have put out a statement categorically denying that any agreement had been reached.
However, the club are regular exponents of this negotiation tactic: similar statements went out around Ferland Mendy and Alexandre Lacazette before both departed the club.
L’Olympique Lyonnais dément catégoriquement les fausses informations diffusées par de nombreux médias faisant état d’un accord entre Newcastle et l’OL pour le transfert du milieu de terrain international brésilien Bruno Guimaraes. https://t.co/d0bjVX6UsC
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 26, 2022
And, as per the reliable David Ornstein, the Brazilian is set to undergo a medical while on international duty ahead of a move to Tyneside.
🚨 Bruno Guimaraes is set to undergo a medical in Brazil, where he is on international duty, ahead of a proposed transfer to Newcastle United. 24yo Lyon midfielder is main #NUFC target for midfield & deal moving forward. W/ @ChrisDHWaugh for @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/F2bxRvHzsB
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 26, 2022
If completed, it would be quite the statement signing under the new regime, given that just six months ago the Magpies could not stump up the loan fee for Hamza Choudury.