Transfer Talk: Madrid eye Bruno as potential midfield showpiece
Newcastle are preparing for an approach from Real Madrid for star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes in the summer.
The Brazilian maestro has impressed for the Magpies as they look to qualify for Europe for the first time since 2013.
Guimaraes, 25, has scored three times in the Premier League this season and has added a further three assists in 17 appearances.
Spanish sources suggest Los Blancos could look to recruit the playmaker as they seek a long-term replacement for the ageing Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a big fan of the box-to-box midfielder because of his creative ability and vision in the final third.
The 10-cap international is contracted on Tyneside until 2026 and only arrived at St James' Park in January 2022.
Therefore, it is likely that any move would require a hefty transfer fee to prise the beloved Brazilian away from the Toon Army.
Despite picking up a knock early on, Guimaraes was a stand-out player in the Carabao Cup final but he was unable to prevent defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
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