Liverpool ‘enter race’ for Newcastle United star as Magpies ‘prepare’ contract extension for Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron is reportedly set for a contract extension at St James’s Park as reward for his fine form this season.

Here, we round-up all the latest stories that have emerged today surrounding Newcastle United:

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Almiron reports

Newcastle United are ‘preparing’ to offer Miguel Almiron a new deal at St James’s Park with the view of keeping the Paraguayan at the club until 2026 - according to the Telegraph.

Almiron has been in stunning form for Newcastle this season, scoring six times, including five in his last five appearances, and has already surpassed his best ever Premier League haul. The report also suggests that Almiron’s form this campaign has attracted attention from other clubs with this proposed contract extension set to end talk of the winger’s potential departure from St James’s Park.

Guimaraes interest

Liverpool have become the latest team to be linked with a move for Bruno Guimaraes. Chelsea and Read Madrid have also been credited with interest in the Brazilian but the Magpies have ‘no intention’ to sell their star man.

Miguel Almiron has been in stunning form for Newcastle United this season (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sutton on Joelinton

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Chris Sutton believes Joelinton’s transformation at Newcastle is a testament to the work Eddie Howe has done at the club. Sutton has highlighted three players, including the Brazilian, as examples of the fine work Howe has done at St James’s Park.

Sutton told BBC Football Daily: “The Joelinton one is interesting because he was a striker who had clearly lost confidence in front of goal. It was incredible to move him back and think it would be a good fit, but he's been a brilliant fit.

“He seems to be a player, along with Almiron and Longstaff who Eddie Howe is getting so much out of. When Eddie Howe got the job and the takeover and what have you, everybody was thinking ‘there's going to be a mass overhaul of the squad’ - that hasn't happened.

“What was slightly unusual about the Joelinton one is, what was he? A £40million centre forward? To think he actually seems happy playing that position. You ask most centre forwards; I mean, I never used to like dropping back, but from Joelinton’s point of view, he seems really happy there. I bet if you asked him he wouldn't even want to move back up top.”