Newcastle transfer news: West Ham agree deal with Lyon for Paqueta
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Newcastle transfer news: West Ham agree deal with Lyon for Paqueta

Newcastle United look like they are set to miss out on Lucas Paqueta, as West Ham have now reportedly agreed a deal with Lyon.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who state that a fee has now been agreed after the Hammers had two bids rejected for the Brazilian. They add that he will cost more than £50million.

It looks like David Moyes is set to make a huge signing late in the window, on the same day that Newcastle are expected to break their transfer record.

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Alexander Isak is set to complete a £59million move from Real Sociedad, where he will play in the same team as Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes.

While Bruno will no doubt be keen to play alongside the big money signing, he looks set to miss out on the chance to share a dressing room with his close friend.

Newcastle to miss out as West Ham agree Paqueta deal

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The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to St James’ Park all year. A bid in January was rejected, while there has been constant talk all summer about a fresh move.

The Paqueta speculation intensified in recent weeks, with claims that the Magpies would bid £38million for him if they couldn’t get James Maddison.

However, it looks like that hasn’t happened. Paqueta is on his way to England, but he will be calling West Ham home rather than Newcastle.

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That will disappoint a lot of Toon fans, who have been desperate for him to reunite with Bruno on Tyneside. The pair struck up a great friendship at Lyon, and it was a dream to see them playing together at Newcastle.

But instead they will soon be opponents. Eddie Howe’s side take on West Ham on September 11th, where Bruno and Paqueta could now collide.

However, that will only happen if the Hammers finalise a deal for the Brazilian superstar. It looks likely to happen now, with a fee being agreed with Lyon.