Chelsea went on a major spending spree in January, and they even tried to sign Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes.

That is according to the Telegraph, who report that Chelsea made an inquiry for Bruno at the start of the year, but were immediately rebuffed by Newcastle.

The Blues spent the January transfer window trying to buy anyone and everyone, but were particularly interested in signing a centre-midfielder.

There was a big money move for Moises Caicedo from Brighton that fell short, before they eventually broke their transfer record to sign World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez. The 22-year-old cost £107million from Benfica.

He already looks like a wonderful addition at Stamford Bridge, but it could have been Bruno in a blue shirt had things gone differently.

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Newcastle right to say no, but Chelsea could come again for Bruno Guimaraes

While Chelsea were unable to sign Bruno in January, that does not mean they will be permanently deterred.

The Telegraph add that it is likely that Graham Potter’s side reignite their interest this summer, and could launch a bid to sign the 25-year-old.

However, they will likely come up short. The report adds that Newcastle have absolutely no intention of selling Bruno this summer.

He is in line for a new contract at St James’ Park, with Toon officials relaxed about his immediate future on Tyneside.

It is positive to know that Newcastle have no plans to sell him, even for a crazy amount of money. Knowing the way Chelsea operate right now under Todd Boehly, they would likely offer whatever it takes if they were that keen to sign the midfielder.

The fact that so many major clubs are looking at Bruno is a testament to his ability. In the words of Callum Wilson, he is an ‘unbelievable football player‘.

He can play at the highest level, which is exactly where Newcastle are trying to get to. With Bruno in the side it is certainly possible.

Thank goodness this isn’t Mike Ashley’s club anymore, otherwise Bruno would have been sold to Chelsea in January. Then again, there would be no chance the Brazilian would even play for Newcastle right now if the Sports Direct man was still calling the shots on Tyneside.

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