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The club president of Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense, Mario Celso Petraglia, has confirmed Portuguese club Benfica have submitted a bid for Chelsea transfer target Bruno Guimaraes.
The 22 year old midfielder has been watched by Chelsea scouts recently. Arsenal scouts have also watched the midfielder and Petraglia confirmed our London rivals want to make a bid towards the end of the season.
“Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes,” Petraglia told Portuguese outlet O Jogo.
“Let’s study Benfica’s offer. On Monday we will meet the club board to assess this situation.”
“Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season,” he added.