Lyon have set their conditions for the transfer of Bruno Guimaraes this month, but Arsenal reportedly face competition from Juventus.
GFFN report that any club interested in Bruno Guimaraes this month has two options. Either they can pay €45m including bonuses, or they can loan him with a €45m obligation to buy.
Essentially, the only option is a permanent transfer, it’s just a question of whether you pay now or in the summer.
Juventus reportedly have an advantage in the race, as GFFN report that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has a good relationship with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli.
Goal had previously reported that Juventus were in for the midfielder, but the €45m price tag is viewed as difficult for them, if not impossible.
The player himself suggested it was only natural there was some interest in him given his recent successes, but he’s letting his agent deal with it.
“It’s normal to be mentioned like this when you are an Olympic champion, have been called up for the national team, and are performing well individually,” Guimaraes said.
“But I don’t really like to think about it. I let my agent manage that.”
The Evening Standard reported last week that Everton and Newcastle United had joined Arsenal in tracking the Lyon midfielder, who is attracting interest from around Europe.
Arsenal have been following Guimaraes for years and remain admirers, but no club have placed an offer just yet. Lyon are reluctant to approve a January move despite their financial difficulties.