Bruno Guimaraes is set to end the uncertainty surrounding his future by signing a new long-term contract.
The Brazil international has been a revelation since his move to Tyneside from Lyon 18 months ago.
Now firmly established as one of the best midfielders in the , the 25-year-old had been attracting fresh interest from the likes of Liverpool.
Bruno, however, is set to commit for a further five years until 2028 and is firmly committed to the rejuvenated north east club who made their return to the in midweek following a 20-year absence.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Bruno’s decision to sign a new deal will be made public imminently, but the contract will include a release clause in the region of £100m.
While that clause offers Newcastle a certain level of protection, it should be noted that the likes of Arsenal, who tried to sign the player back in January of last year, and Chelsea have both paid in excess of £100m for central midfielders this summer.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, meanwhile, admits his side have fallen short so far in their bid to build on last season’s fourth-placed Premier League finish.
But after victory over Brentford last week and their battling Champions League point on Tuesday night in Milan, Howe is confident they will soon find top gear.
He said: ‘It always goes in phases. The level or the potential for the team, the squad, is high but confidence is such an easy word to use, but such a difficult thing to find sometimes.
‘Hopefully, the last two results will have given us that missing ingredient back. We needed a win.’
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