Eddie Howe has conceded that Newcastle United are not in control of Bruno Guimaraes’ destiny amidst interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.


There is widespread speculation over the Brazilian’s long-term future at the club with several teams interested in signing him.


He has a £100m release clause in his contract and clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in getting their hands on the midfielder.



Newcastle have been growing confident of getting keeping him for at least one more season but for the moment, there are no guarantees.


Any club wanting Guimaraes would have to trigger the clause before the end of June and Howe admitted that it was the deliberate plan for Newcastle as they did not want speculation to linger throughout the summer transfer window.



He insisted that Newcastle want to keep him and build the team around the Brazilian but conceded that they are not in control of the situation because of the release clause.


Asked about the release clause window closing in June, Howe said in a press conference: “Having that was well planned and structured by the club, in a sense that there’s a sort of finish point.



“We don’t want constant speculation, it’s not healthy for the player or for us.


“It goes without saying we want to keep him, I want to build our team around him. His form has been very good — he seems very happy and settled.


“He’ll be thinking about a very busy summer ahead, where hopefully we can take the team with him a big part of it.


“But we aren’t in control of that so let’s see.”


Guimaraes recently bought a house in Newcastle, which further fuelled rumours that he is likely to stay.