Sky Sports have released a video update (watch it in full below) on Newcastle’s interest in Jesse Lingard and Diego Carlos, also explaining why Bruno Guimaraes’ move is now thought to be imminent.
Speaking on The Transfer Show on Friday night, Kaven Solhekol claims that there is still a ‘small chance’ that we strike a late deal for Carlos – despite the fact Sevilla said talks were ‘finished’ just yesterday.
He accepts that it remains unlikely, but insists that we are STILL working away behind the scenes to sign the Brazilian centre-back.
Dharmesh Sheth then explains why brinkmanship could play a part in Jesse Lingard forcing through a deadline day deal, feeling Man Utd could yet buckle after pricing him out of a loan move to Tyneside.
So far, the Red Devils have asked for an outrageous £16.5m package – based on a £12m ‘bonus’ should we stay up – but there’s some hope their stance could change late in the day as they’ll only lose him on a free at the end of the season should they stand their ground.
As for Guimaraes, Sheth confirms that Steve Nickson is in Brazil as we speak to help oversee the 24-year-old’s medical – which should be completed ‘soon’ – also reporting that the fee is an initial €40m (£33.5m), with a further €8m (£6.5m) in add-ons based on player performance and our ability to maintain our Premier League status following his arrival.
Here’s everything that was said, including Howe’s response to the Guimaraes rumours from Saudi: