Newcastle midfielder in demand

Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with Bruno Guimaraes over a potential transfer.

The Newcastle United midfielder has a £100m release clause which the Premier League’s top two clubs may well trigger when the transfer window opens.

“Newcastle don’t want to lose Bruno Guimaraes, but the decision could be taken out of their hands if someone triggers his £100m release clause, which is valid between late May and the end of June,” said Caught Offside’s Ben Jacobs.

“As long as the clause is active, Newcastle are going to simply point to its value, but it’s understood offers exceeding £80m could be entertained should Guimaraes wish to leave for a Champions League club.

“It should be stressed, Guimaraes is happy at Newcastle, but it’s also true that both Manchester City and Arsenal have made contact with his camp.”