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Arsenal get £200m double transfer hope after Premier League ruling hurts rivals

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at Emirates Stadium on May 15, 2024 in London, England.
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Arsenal could be handed a boost in their pursuit of their summer transfer targets after it has emerged that Newcastle United are among the clubs that must sell players by the end of June. The Gunners are reportedly interested in two of Magpies' stars Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak as speculation continues to swirl around the North East duo.

Sky Sports News have reported that Eddie Howe's side are at risk of breaching the Premier Leaguie's Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). It has been claimed that as many as six top-flight clubs are towing the line and running the risk of sanction with Chelsea, Aston Villa, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Leicester reportedly facing the deadline.

The report claims that clubs are facing pressure of losing one or two of their players in order to comply with the regulations by June 30. Newcastle are among the Premier League outfits facing the threat of a sanction, a matter of months after manager Eddie Howe confirmed their January plans had to be restricted due to the fear of exceeding the limit.

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"In an ideal world, given the freedom to act we would have brought players in already. But we're not in that situation - as Darren [Eales, Newcastle CEO] alluded to on Thursday, Financial Fair Play is a problem for us, and we're having to navigate round that.

"That's the position we're in. When does it become a problem? It's already one, but we're trying to manage through it."

The Gunners are set to be in the market for a forward in the summer transfer window with Isak firmly linked with a move to North London. In recent months, Arsenal have shown a keen interest in Isak over the last few months but looked to have been completely put off by the stunning asking price set by the Magpies which is close to £200million.

Bruno, however, has been frequently linked with a switch to the capital as his future at St James' Park has come under scrutiny. It has been said that his release clause remains active until June 24, six days before the deadline before moving into the financial year.

football.london understands that it is unlikely he moves to north London in the summer with the Gunners' stance on his release clause already clear. Newcastle missed out on qualifying for Europe after Manchester United's shock FA Cup win over Manchester City which has handed negotiating advantage to clubs vying to snap up two of their talents.