North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are reported to have learned that Lyon are ready to allow midfield target Bruno Guimaraes to leave on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy.
the brazilian talent He has emerged as one of the best defensive midfielders in European football after joining the French club from Atletico Paranaense in January 2020.
Several clubs are known to be chasing his signature, with Arsenal showing initial interest before Spurs jumped in as well.
Antonio Conte wants to strengthen the backbone of his team during the January window. In fact, a new centre-back, midfielder and striker are all on the radar, along with a new right-back.
As for Arsenal, they desperately need midfield reinforcements due to injuries, suspensions and the absence of players in the African Cup of Nations mission.
And both clubs appear to have strengthened in the race to sign the 24-year-old, according to Get French football news In any case.
They state that Lyon is ready to allow the player to leave this month. However, it will be an initial loan deal with an option to purchase this summer.
This will be music in the ears of both Tottenham and Arsenal, who can add quality to their ranks without having to go out for another six months or so.
Bruno loan appeals to North London duo
The report adds that Lyon values the Brazilian player at 45 million euros (£ 37.5 million). However, they know that realistically speaking, they are more likely to get that price in the summer than in January.
In terms of which club needs him the most, this is without a doubt Mikel Arteta’s men.
Arsenal are woefully short of midfield options, which makes bringing at least one new player in this position a must.
As for Spurs, the fact that Bruno plays a similar role to Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks makes the prospect of him signing somewhat surprising.
However, if Conte thinks the Leon man will give him an upgrade in his engine room, he’ll try to strike a deal.
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Meanwhile, Tottenham have offered players to Wolverhampton as part of a potential deal with Adama Traore this month, TEAMtalk understand.
Tottenham Resolute in their own interest traore Talks of a deal worth just over £20m are underway, with Antonio Conte set to switch the former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa player to the right-back position.
Spain international Traore is ready to leave Molino this month and Tottenham are hoping to seal a deal with Wolves. However, we understand that they are open to the idea of players going in the opposite direction – either permanently or on loan.
We think the likes of Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke have been mentioned.
Sources confirmed to us that the deal does not depend on wolves taking over a player. They only have a chance to take one and consider options.
Wolves boss, Bruno Lagg, has confirmed that he’d like to bring in two new faces. Therefore, the sale of Traore is likely to play a large role in financing those moves.
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