Arsenal and Newcastle go to war again – this time for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta

Arsenal and Newcastle United face another head to head battle this summer.

Newcastle beat their Premier League rivals to attain the signature of Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon in January.

Now the two English clubs are looking at another Lyon and Brazil midfielder in Lucas Paqueta.

PSG were interested in the 24-year-old, but his wage demands of £180,000 per week have put them out of contention.

That leaves Newcastle and Arsenal to fight it out for the crafty playmaker, per the Chronicle.

Toon believes Paqueta would relish playing alongside good friend and fellow Selecao star Guimaraes.

Arsenal’s interest could rest on their qualification for the Champions League, with Lyon demanding around £58m to sell Paqueta.

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