Newcastle United are alongside Arsenal in the race to seal the transfer of Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta this summer.
The Magpies showed an interest in Paqueta back in January when they also raided Lyon for the signing of Bruno Guimaraes.
Like his fellow Brazilian, Paqueta has also impressed in his time in Ligue 1, and one imagines they could really flourish together if they were reunited at St James’ Park.
Newcastle are interested in pursuing Paqueta, who would likely cost around £58million – a price the club’s wealthy investors would be willing to pay.
Arsenal can offer European football, but the long-term project at Newcastle may prove to be the more tempting one for Paqueta.