Newcastle United are determined to avoid any more tough moments this season as they look to deter any sort bid from clubs for their Brazilian central midfielder who has attracted attention from across Europe.
The man in question is Bruno Guimaraes, who joined Newcastle from Lyon in 2022 for a fee that could rise to £40 million. The fee has already been repaid with impressive performances along the way to helping Newcastle achieve a short but entertaining stint in the Champions League.
However, it is one Newcastle's Champions League group rivals that want Bruno Guimaraes so much and they are wanting him in January as they look to bolster their squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
A return to France with PSG could be tempting for Bruno Guimaraes, especially with the lure of picking up a trophy at the end of the season in Ligue Un as they hold a five-point lead over nearest rivals Nice for the title.
PSG would face competition from Europe's other big hitters such as Liverpool and Real Madrid but they could find it hard to tempt Bruno Guimaraes who has become a huge fan favourite and looks to be enjoying his time on Tyneside.
If PSG were able to lure him away, it would cost around £100 million as Newcastle managed to put this into his contract. If they want to push on next season, Newcastle will want to keep hold of Guimaraes and potentially look to offload the likes of Sean Longstaff.