Chelsea retain an interest in Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, according to the Daily Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards.
The journalist claims the Blues were interested in buying the Brazilian during the January transfer window and they may revisit the situation this summer:
Newcastle to fend off Bruno Guimaraes interest with new contract – but long-term future is unclear #nufc https://t.co/WBHLoRa9uQ
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) March 9, 2023
Fans on Twitter would back a move for Guimaraes, although some believe it is unlikely that the player will leave St James’ Park:
— Mike D (@MikeD30607280) March 9, 2023
Eh would be the perfect partner for enzo but I doubt it’ll happen.
— Efosa (@CFC_Riches) March 9, 2023
Would be an excellent signing
— Amr Saeed (@Amr_Saeed_92) March 9, 2023
This is a signing I can get behind 👍🏽 don’t think newcastle will let him go though
— Santosh. (@hotDlGGlDYdog) March 9, 2023
That Kovacic replacement 😁
— Enzo (@Cfc_Enzoo) March 9, 2023
— Alexander_X (@Alexander_ErrXx) March 9, 2023
I'm all for this
— 𝔏𝔦𝔫𝔰 𝔗. 𝔎. 𝔄𝔨𝔴𝔞𝔡𝔞 (@Kojo_Lins) March 9, 2023
No chance, Newcastle won’t sell
— . (@SMCFC3) March 9, 2023
Bruno x Enzo midfield will be 🔥🔥🔥
— coal💙💯 (@Coal004) March 9, 2023
With Mateo Kovacic closing in on the final twelve months of his contract at Stamford Bridge, it does appear that the club may be lining up a possible replacement.
Guimaraes does have a pretty similar skill set to the Croatian. He is press-resistant and a ball carrier, while he also has a decent passing range.
Newcastle will likely resist any offer for one of their best players, though, so it is debatable whether he is a realistic target. A lot will depend on whether he is willing to sign a new deal with the Magpies.