Date: 1st June 2024 at 10:55am
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Manchester City’s reugn as champions of Europe will come to an end on Saturday when Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund meet in the Champions League final. 

The Citizens defeated Inter Milan in the final 12 months ago to lift the trophy for the first time ever, but Pep Guardiola’s side were unable to defend their crown this time around.

While City did retain the Premier League title, they also failed to defend their FA Cup crown after being defeated 2-1 by rivals Manchester United in last month’s final at Wembley.

With that in mind, City will likely look to bolster Guardiola’s squad this summer, but it appears that the club have decided against moving for one of their top targets.

As reported by Football Insider, both City and Arsenal are likely to pass up the opportunity to sign Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes during this summer’s transfer window.

Guimaraes has a £100 million release clause in his current contract

The Brazil international has emerged as a target for both clubs in recent months, but the report claims that the two sides are unlikely to move for him due to his release clause expiring at the end of June.

The clause, set at £100 million, is only available until June 30, and the report suggests that the two Premier League giants are unlikely to be able to arrange a deal prior to that date.

Guimaraes, 26, joined the Magpies from French side Lyon back in 2022 and has since played more than 100 times, establishing himself as a fan favourite at St. James’ Park.

The Brazilian has scored 17 goals and registered 16 assists for Eddie Howe’s side in total, and his impressive performances had attracted interest from elsewhere.

Newcastle are expected to have to sell at least one key player this summer in order to avoid breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.

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