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Rumor round-up: Barcelona plot Bruno Guimaraes offer, Chelsea working on Messinho deal and Amadou Onana price set

A look at the latest gossip

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Barcelona to offer cash plus players for Bruno?

Today’s rumors start with news that Barcelona are still keen on signing Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes and that the Magpies may be willing to negotiate.

Globo Esporte reckon Newcastle need a big sale this summer because of FFP issues and may be willing to part ways with the Brazilian.

The problem as far as Barcelona are concerned is that his release clause is set at £100 million which will be out of the club’s financial reach.

However, the report reckons the midfielder “has an agreement” with his club that he can negotiate that price down if Barca or Madrid come calling.

There’s a suggestion Barca could try to find a cash-plus-players offer that reaches around €80 million, but it’s not clear if Newcastle would be willing to accept such a proposal.

Defender Andreas Christensen and Raphinha have both previously been linked with a move to Eddie Howe’s side.

Chelsea ‘working’ on Messinho deal

Elsewhere, there’s also news that Chelsea are still trying to land Brazilian sensation Messinho and hope to beat Barcelona to his signature.

Messinho has already said he dreams of playing for Barcelona but that does not appear to have put off the Blues at all.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea are working on a deal and have been in talks since October about a move.

Messinho has a €60m release clause in his contract, and Barcelona “remain in contact” with the player with a view to bringing him in when he turns 18.

Everton slap huge price tag on Amadou Onana

And finally we end with news that Everton have slapped a huge £60m price tag on midfielder Amadou Onana, according to i news.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona this season after impressing the Catalans with his performances.

However, Everton’s asking price is not likely to go down well at the Camp Nou, with Barcelona struggling financially once again.

Yet Onana could well be off at the end of the season if Everton are relegated. The Toffees currently sit just outside the drop zone after being docked 10 points for breaching financial rules by the Premier League.

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