Aston Villa remain hopeful of signing Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus if the Serie A club replace him.
The Uruguay international has emerge as Aston Villa’s top target. But JUVENTUS boss Max Allegri will not let him leave the club. Until an agreement is reached for a new midfielder this month.
The Daily Mail and UFABET revealed on Saturday that Villa had contacted Bentancur worth around £16m.
Juventus are said to be interested in signing Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes and Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria this month and are considering Naitán Nande. Another Cagliari’s
Bentancur is on the list to strengthen Steven Gerrard’s desire to hold a new midfielder. After Marvellas Nagamba suffered a knee injury in December.
Bentancur also receive positive input for Gerrard from his former Liverpool friend Luis Suarez, who is also his national team-mate.
Juventus had identified Bruno Guimaraes, of Lyon, and Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria as potential signings this month and were also considering a late move for Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez.
Bentancur was high on Villa’s list as soon as boss Steven Gerrard identified the need for a holding midfielder. After Marvelous Nakamba suffered a knee injury in December.
Villa had also shown interest in Yves Bissouma, who Brighton value above £40million, and will also seek to sign a centre-back before the window closes.
After Axel Tuanzebe cancelled his loan in order to join Napoli from Manchester United on another temporary switch. Villa’s only senior centre-backs are Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause.
They have already signed Lucas Digne from Everton for £25m this month. As well as Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen on loan.