Goal Brasil continue to have many updates on the situation of Bruno Guimarães, who’s reportedly being followed by the likes of Arsenal, Benfica and Lyon.

Their last information claims that Athletico Paranaense are being tough in negotiations, as they want to keep 20% of the player’s rights.

Goal Brasil believe that’s a bad thing for Arsenal, since English football doesn’t allow players to have their rights shared by more than one party. There was a meeting between the Gunners and Bruno’s representatives on Friday, and the London side want to buy the full 100%.

Since Athletico have big belief in Bruno’s future, they will keep fighting for the 20%, demanding €25m for the 80%. Otherwise, they want interested clubs to pay his €40m release clause.

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In Brazil, a player’s registration is often owned by multiple parties, with clubs tending to have the largest percentage, and then the rest being shared out among agents, businesses, and family.

A way around this for Arsenal would be to guarantee a percentage of kickback on a future transfer, so it’s not really the issue it’s presented as.

Bruno Guimarães is now playing for Brazil’s U23 side as they try to get qualification for the Olympics. He made a beautiful assist in the 1-0 win over Peru last night.