Bruno Guimaraes to Liverpool latest - £100m deadline, transfer hint and Eddie Howe admission

Bruno Guimaraes following the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford
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With the 2023/24 season over, eyes turn to preparations for the new campaign. For Liverpool that will be under the stewardship of new head coach Arne Slot.

The Dutchman will be keen to add his own stamp on the squad in the summer transfer window. That has led to several links over the last few days and weeks.

Latest reports suggest that Liverpool are one of the teams showing an interest in Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian is a key player for the Magpies and is a fan favourite at St James’ Park.

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The 26-year-old has been with the club since signing from Lyon in January 2022. He has four years remaining on his current deal but the vultures are circling after Newcastle's failure to qualify for Europe, with Arsenal and Manchester City also linked.

There has been a lot of talk over the midfielder’s future over the last few weeks, so let's round up everything that we know about a potential move for Bruno Guimaraes.

Release clause

Guimaraes has a release clause in his Newcastle United contract, meaning that the club will be forced to sell if a club offers £100 million for the midfielder. However, it is said that the clause is only valid until the end of June.

Liverpool therefore will have less than a month to make their move if they decide that they would like to sign Guimaraes this summer. Given the finances involved and the obvious FFP implications, that won't be an easy task.

What he has said

Speaking before the transfer window, Guimaraes has outlined his position on a possible exit from St James’ Park saying: "I hope to stay much longer. I don't know what the future brings let's see, but I hope to play much more for Newcastle."

Following the final game of the season, he took to social media to send another message to fans. "We've reached the end of another season, and I couldn't let it pass without thanking our fans and sharing my thoughts on everything we've been through this year,” he wrote.

"It has been a huge mix of emotions, but I'm certain that I gave my best at all times, as did the entire team. It was a season full of injuries, and I'm sure we could have done much more if we had been at full strength. Even so, I think we achieved a lot with the little we had this year.

“Personally, it was a great pleasure to be present in 50 out of 51 games this year. I was the player who covered the most kilometres in the Premier League. Taking the club back to the Champions League after 20 years is something we will never forget, and I'm sure we deserved better luck.

"This is yet another season that will stay in our memories and serve as an example for the ones to come! Thank you, Jesus, for all the blessings and opportunities."

What Eddie Howe has said

Following the final home game of the season, the midfielder seemed emotional with some fans taking that as a goodbye. But Howe moved to clarify the situation. “I don't think it's a wave goodbye,” he said.

“Bruno probably does that many times but it can be interpreted in a way that people watching decide that's the case. Certainly from my side, I hope it's not, he is integral to what we're doing and is an inspirational player, we're desperate to keep him."

Howe has however since made an admission about outgoing transfers. "I don't think it will be an overhaul but I am not in control of it,” he said just a few days ago. “Some things might happen so you don't know. I have seen it so many times where things you don't expect unfold. So we have to be ready to adapt.

"I think the most important thing that must happen is we have a stronger squad at the end of this window when we leave it. But there's no guarantees of that. I can only work as hard as I possibly can to make sure it happens."