French side Lyon have denied reports that they have reached an agreement with Newcastle over the signing of midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Lyon said: “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media reporting an agreement between Newcastle and OL for the transfer of Brazilian international midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
“In this transfer window period where the slightest rumour is often presented as reality, Olympique Lyonnais reminds that only information officially released by the club is to be taken into consideration.”
L’Olympique Lyonnais dément catégoriquement les fausses informations diffusées par de nombreux médias faisant état d’un accord entre Newcastle et l’OL pour le transfert du milieu de terrain international brésilien Bruno Guimaraes. https://t.co/d0bjVX6UsC— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 26, 2022
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the midfielder was set to join the super-rich English club before the closure of the January transfer.
Guimarães joined Lyon in January 2020 from Athletico Paranaense and has since made 71 appearances for the club.