Rodrigo Bentancur: Aston Villa in talks with Juventus over move for defensive midfielder

Juventus value Rodrigo Bentancur at around £16m as negotiations are ongoing between Aston Villa and Serie A side; Villa boss Steven Gerrard believes Bentancur is good competition for Douglas Luiz; Juve midfielders Arthur Melo and Aaron Ramsey also linked with Premier League moves

Rodrigo Bentancur is valued at around £16m by Juventus
Image: Rodrigo Bentancur is valued at around £16m by Juventus

Aston Villa are in talks with Juventus over a move for Rodrigo Bentancur, with the Serie A side valuing the defensive midfielder at around £16m.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard believes the 24-year-old would strengthen his midfield options, and specifically offer good competition for Douglas Luiz.

Negotiations between the two clubs for the Uruguayan are ongoing.

Bentancur has made 25 appearances for Juve in all competitions this season, but has started 12 of their 22 Serie A matches.

Juventus signed Bentancur from Boca Juniors for £8m in July 2017 with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2024.

Juve midfielders Arthur, Ramsey also interesting PL clubs

Bentancur is not the only Juve midfielder to be linked with a move to a Premier League club this month.

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The Good Morning Transfers panel is full of praise for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo, as talks for the Brazilian continue between Arsenal and the Italian side

Arsenal want to sign Arthur Melo on loan after the Brazilian's agent was in London on Wednesday for talks with the Gunners.

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Juve want an option or obligation to buy in the summer included in the deal.

The Old Lady also want to line up a replacement before allowing the 25-year-old to leave.

Arthur moved to Juventus 18 months ago from Barcelona as part of a swap deal with Miralem Pjanic.

Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the Italian side this month after Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the Welshman is an "outgoing player".

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With Aaron Ramsey set to leave Juventus this transfer window, The Transfer Show look at if we will see him return to an English club

Ramsey has been linked with former club Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle while reports earlier this month said Burnley had seen a formal approach for the 31-year-old turned down by the player.

The ex-Cardiff City midfielder joined the Italian giants on a free transfer from Arsenal in July 2019 after signing a four-year deal worth £325,000 a week.

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