Arsenal ‘open talks with £38m Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes with Edu keen to complete transfer swoop’

ARSENAL have reportedly opened talks with Lyon in their quest to bring Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes to the Emirates.

The Gunners were keen on signing the 24-year-old in the 2020 winter transfer window with Mikel Arteta and technical director huge admirers of him.

Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the New Year


Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the New YearCredit: Getty

But the player opted to link up with Ligue 1 outfit Lyon instead in a deal worth up to £25million.

Bruno was mooted as a possible summer signing for the North Londoners, however the transfer never materialised.

Speaking of the Carabao Cup semi-finalists, Bruno said: “Arsenal approached my agent, but there was no offer.

“My aim, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title with Lyon.”

And it appears that the club have maintained their interest in the 2020 Olympic gold medallist as Arteta looks to bring in a new midfielder.

Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are set to feature at the Africa Cup of Nations, while the versatile Ainsley Maitland-Niles could join Roma.


According to transfer guru Nicolo Schira, Arsenal have entered negotiations with the French outfit as Edu desperately tries to lure his compatriot to England.

He tweeted: “Arsenal are really interested in Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. Edu loves him and has opened talks to try to sign him.”

Schira added: “Let’s see what happens. In the transfer market all the players have a price.

“It’s not a simple deal for Arsenal, but Edu is working and – if arrives an important bid – Aulas could sell Bruno Guimaraes.”

Brazilian news outlet Globo have suggested that Lyon would be willing to part ways with the player should they receive a fee in the region of £38million.

Bruno has been a key player for Peter Bosz’s struggling side this season – chipping in with five assists in 22 games in all competitions.