EXCLUSIVE: Bruno Guimaraes has no Barcelona clause

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2023 16:00 BST
  • 3 min read
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Bruno Guimaraes is not believed to have any condition in his Newcastle contract allowing any specific club a discount on his £100 million release clause despite contrasting claims from Barcelona sources.

The Brazil international signed fresh terms with the Magpies earlier this month, with a buyout clause inserted into the deal worth around £100m.

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There have been subsequent reports that there is a specific clause allowing for Barcelona to enter into contract talks with the player at a much lower rate - around £70m.

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But FootballTransfers understands there is no such clause there and no club will be given the upper hand when trying to purchase the former Lyon man.

As previously revealed, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool made proposals for Guimaraes over the summer window but Newcastle knocked them back amid contract talks, while there was also an approach from Chelsea.

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However, there is certainly interest from Spain, from Barcelona and Real Madrid ahead of next summer following Guimaraes' impressive performances since joining Newcastle in 2022.

PSG and Liverpool interest

Guimaraes is one of Newcastle's biggest stars
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Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Newcastle midfielder
© ProShots - Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Newcastle midfielder

During the summer, Liverpool offered £100m, including add-ons, but PSG sent a higher fee than the Merseyside club. However, both clubs were met with a firm no from Newcastle, who see Guimaraes as one of their star players.

We are told Mehrdad Ghodoussi, the Newcastle co-owner, is a huge fan of the 25-year-old and has had a hand in encouraging him to remain at St James’ Park and signing the new deal.

Newcastle are anticipating bids in 2024, though their stance at the moment is that they are not prepared to let the player leave for anything less than the release clause, while the player himself is settled and has no immediate desire to leave.

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