Pep Guardiola handed fresh Bruno Guimaraes ‘setback’ as Man City midfielder 'offered' to Roma

Newcastle United ace Bruno Guimaraes
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Newcastle United are reportedly not willing to sacrifice Bruno Guimaraes, linked with Manchester City, for the sake of offsetting Premier League Profit & Sustainability expenditure ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

The Magpies are one of a number of clubs thought to be close to spending limits this summer, amid rumours that Eddie Howe may need to sell a key player or two in order to keep the club below thresholds. Howe has been adamant that he will do everything to keep his key assets.

Guimaraes has been linked with a number of rivals, including Man City and Arsenal. It’s thought the midfielder’s contract contained a £100m release clause but that this expired on Monday.

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The three-year Premier League finance cycle expires on June 30, meaning clubs must ensure they are within limits by the end of Sunday. However, the i says Newcastle will not entertain a Guimaraes exit in the next few days.

The report indicates Newcastle are aware of interest from City but believe they are able to keep hold of Guimaraes this summer, who would be low down on the list of acceptable departures. The Brazilian’s contract at St James’ Park does not expire until 2028.

Meanwhile, Kalvin Phillips has been offered to Roma by his agents, says Tuttomercatoweb. It moots that his representatives have contacted a number of clubs to sound out potential options ahead of an expected exit from the Etihad Stadium.

After starting just two City games before January, Phillips endured a horrid loan spell at West Ham where his stock value dropped. The 28-year-old started just three of his 10 Hammers matches, and was sent off against Nottingham Forest in February.

Roma boss Daniele De Rossi is thought to be an admirer of Phillips but is concerned over his fitness. Pep Guardiola made reference to his lack of fitness following his return from the 2022 World Cup, branding him "overweight" - something he apologised for in February.