With the season finished, certain players approaching the end of their contracts and others receiving interest from elsewhere, it’s the time of year where new deals will be discussed.
Kicking off with Bruno Guimaraes, Fabrizio Romano reports that we’re in discussions with the Brazilian over a new, long-term deal.
It’s in the ‘early stages’, but seems like a wise move to fend off interest from Liverpool and Barcelona – also rewarding the midfielder for his outstanding performances over the past 18 months.
Next up is Loris Karius. The Athletic report that he’s held conversation with Eddie Howe about extending his stay on Tyneside.
His current contract is due to expire this summer and he’s received interest from Italy, so it remains to be seen if he’ll stick around or leave for Serie A.
Then to Matt Ritchie, Football Insider claims that we’re in ‘advanced talks’ with the 33-year-old, who Howe values as a key member behind the scenes. His current deal is due to expire this summer, but it seems the former Bournemouth boss is keen to keep him for another season.
Last but not least, Howe has already gone public on his plans to keep Paul Dummett, saying he ‘hopes we can come to an agreement‘ to extend his stay on Tyneside. He’s another out of contract in a few weeks time and someone who has barely featured all season, but it seems Howe has no plans to lose him jus yet.