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Bruno Guimaraes transfer latest: Lyon director gives fresh update, huge blow for Edu and Arsenal

Arsenal have just five days left to complete signings in the January transfer window.

The Gunners are yet to make any new additions this month, although defender Pablo Mari is expected to become Mikel Arteta’s first signing as Arsenal head coach in the coming days.

Another player who the Gunners have been linked with is Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, with the 22-year-old Brazilian impressing the Gunners and other clubs across Europe.

That includes Benfica, Lyon and Atletico Madrid, who have all been linked with the young Brazilian star.

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And this is one transfer saga that could be coming to an end soon.

So, could the player be playing his football at the Emirates Stadium by the time that February comes around?

Here’s what we know about his future.

Who is Bruno Guimaraes?

Guimaraes is a 22-year-old midfielder who plays for Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense.

The central midfielder was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to his current club from Gremio Osasco Audax in May 2017.

Guimaraes made 35 appearances in all competitions during the 2019 season, scoring four goals and providing three assists.

He captained the team on one occasion, wearing the armband in a 1-0 loss against Palmeiras back in June.

He has one cap for Brazil’s U23 team, playing 21 minutes of the team’s 3-2 defeat against Japan back in October.

Benfica offer

Portuguese side Benfica are the first to make a move for the 22-year-old.

It was thought that Benfica’s interest had cooled, having recently signed Julian Weigl for €20million, but the Portuguese team are not willing to stop there.

Athletico Paranaense president Mario Celso Petraglia told Portuguese publication O Jogo, as reported by the Metro: “Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes.

“‘Let’s study Benfica’s offer. On Monday we will meet the club…

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