Eddie Howe CONFIRMS Newcastle are ‘close’ to completing transfer

EDDIE HOWE did not name Bruno Guimaraes but confirmed Newcastle are closing in on a new signing.

Toon have had a bid totalling £40million accepted by [object Window], with the Brazilian midfielder set for a medical today in his home country.

Newcastle have had a bid totalling £40million accepted by Lyon for Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle have had a bid totalling £40million accepted by Lyon for Bruno GuimaraesKrediet: Getty

Guimaraes, 24, was on the bench on Thursday night as the Samba stars drew 1-1 in Ecuador in a crazy game.

He will be the Magpies’ third addition following the signings of Kieran Trippier en Chris Wood, and Howe is still hoping for more before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Talks are progressing over a move for Brighton defender Dan Burn while the Mags are still interested in completing a late loan deal for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

Speaking from their training camp in Jeddah, Saoedi-Arabië, die Newcastle boss gesê: “We are hopeful we’re getting closer to completing a transfer for a player. Fingers crossed, we’re close.

“If we get it over the line, we’ll be in a much better place.

“And I don’t imagine that will be the end of our interest in bringing new players in.

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“The last couple of days can be unpredictable but we’re open and working hard to improve the squad to stay in the league.

“The loan market is always an option and, usually, those deals come later in the window.

“We’re quite prepared to react and maybe make a quick decision on something that appears late.”

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