Around twenty minutes ago we covered claims from France which stated Newcastle United have made a €40m offer to sign Bruno Guimaraes before the end of the January transfer window.

The Lyon midfielder is very highly rated and has been linked with multiple Premier League clubs, as well as big sides elsewhere in Europe.

L’Equipe reported that Lyon’s leaders hadn’t responded to the newspaper’s requests for comment on the situation, but it was assumed the offer would be to their pleasing.

Shortly after, claims now come from Brazil which say the offer from Eddie Howe’s side has been accepted.

Globo Esporte, a major Brazilian news outlet, report Lyon have ‘accepted the offer’ from Newcastle, and it’s now down to the player to decide what he wants to do regarding the move.

A response from Guimaraes is expected in the next few hours, and for him it will surely be a case of balancing financial temptation and the sporting opportunity on offer.

With the World Cup on the horizon, he’ll likely miss out if playing in the Championship, so there’s the potential he’d ask for some sort of get out clause in the event of relegation.

Arsenal are also thought to be interested, but at this stage their chase isn’t as advanced as that of Newcastle.