are interested in signing Bruno Guimaraes from , according to reports.
The 24-year-old Brazil international midfielder joined Newcastle in January from Lyon for £40m and has massively impressed in the Premier League.
Guimaraes has registered seven goals and three assists across his opening 26 Premier League games, with Eddie Howe’s side currently fourth in the table.
’s Chelsea, who are below them in fifth, now want to take him to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in January.
According to – the Blues are keen to sign Guimaraes to strengthen their midfield – but Newcastle are plotting to offer him a huge new deal to convince him to stay at St James’ Park, despite the player being under contract until 2026.
Saudi-backed Newcastle won 2-1 at Tottenham on Sunday and some have tipped Howe’s side to challenge for a top-four finish this term after an impressive start.
Following that match, Alan Shearer said that ‘Guimaraes has been so good, he could get into any team in the Premier League on his current form’.
Guimaraes recently spoke to about life at Newcastle and admitted that he ‘feels like a Geordie now’.
‘To change country, to change leagues, and in a World Cup year as well… It was a really hard decision,’ he said about his move to England.
‘But I think it was the right one. I’m so happy. It’s an amazing step. I feel like a Geordie now.
‘I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but, honestly, I never thought it could be this good. I’m proud of what I’m doing, of myself and of the club.’
He added: ‘I think I was born to play in the Premier League. I love the atmosphere. I love the intensity of the game. It is the most difficult league, of course.
‘There are no easy games. But when you play well here, it makes you think you can play in any competition.’
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