REAL MADRID are reportedly targeting a move for Bruno Guimaraes if Casemiro leaves for Manchester United.
The Magpies midfielder has been a revelation since joining from Lyon for £43million in January.
His form has led to interest from Real Madrid, according to Spanish outlet AS.
Guimaraes is reported to be top of the list of potential replacements for Casemiro.
Manchester United are keen on the Real Madrid veteran and are reported to have offered Casemiro the chance to DOUBLE his wages with a switch to Old Trafford.
And Casemiro is claimed to be open to leaving the club.
But a swoop for Guimaraes would not come cheap.
It’s believed Newcastle would demand more than double the £43m they paid to sign him in January to let the midfielder leave.
The 24-year-old has established himself as a key man on Tyneside, and is a key part of Eddie Howe’s project going forward.
So it would take a mega-money bid in order for Toon to even consider parting ways with one of their prized assets.
Guimaraes has also forced his way into starting contention for the Brazil national team in recent months.
And Guimaraes is the man Los Blancos chiefs want to replace his Brazilian team-mate if Casemiro does jump ship this summer.
Real Madrid are set to bank around £50m if Casemiro does leave for Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are in desperate need for midfield additions, having pulled out of a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot because of his wage demands.