Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes in line for Bournemouth selection

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes could be fit for the weekend clash with Bournemouth.

Guimaraes is edging closer to a return with Newcastle after suffering a hamstring injury during the League Cup win at Tranmere Rovers last month.

The Brazil international has not featured for Eddie Howe’s side since but Chronicle Live says Bruno is feeling “better” according to United sources. Howe has prudently not pushed the former Lyon star too hard as he doesn’t want to risk further damage to one of his key men.

And he must weigh up whether the weekend clash with AFC Bournemouth comes too soon for the midfielder. The international break follows quickly on the back of Saturday’s encounter with the Cherries and Bruno has been called up by Brazil for friendly matches against Ghana and Tunisia.