Report: Bournemouth now make their move to sign £35m ‘superstar’ who Fabio Paratici really wants at Tottenham
Calciomercato reports that Bournemouth have now made their move to sign Juventus star Weston McKennie – a player who Fabio Paratici reportedly wants at Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte’s men have been heavily linked with a move for McKennie over the past year due to his links with their director of football.
Paratici was the man responsible for bringing McKennie to Juventus and Ben Jacobs recently suggested that he is a player to watch ahead of the January window.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a brilliant World Cup with the USMNT and now looks set to leave Juve as they aim to balance the books.
Despite being strongly linked with a move to north London, it seems that Bournemouth are the side who are pressing ahead with their attempts to land McKennie.
Bournemouth make move for McKennie
Calciomercato reports that Juve are looking for around £31 – £35 million to sell the midfielder in January.
Massimiliano Allegri would rather sell McKennie than lose Adrien Rabiot in January – another player who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham.
Borussia Dortmund hold an interest in the American midfielder but it’s the Cherries who have made initial contact with the Serie A giants over a move.
Gary O’Neil’s men have taken the most ‘concrete steps’ out of all the interested clubs in order to land McKennie this month.
The outlet notes that they are expected to make their first official offer over the next few days, but it remains to be seen whether McKennie would be open to moving to the Vitality Stadium.
Alasdair Gold has previously claimed that Paratici thinks that McKennie is a ‘superstar’ and Spurs’ interest has certainly been long-standing.
But Tottenham seem well-stacked in the midfield department at this moment in time, aftering bringing in both Rodrigo Betnancur and Yves Bissouma over the past year.
There are more pressing areas that will need Tottenham’s attention this month, including a right wing-back and forward player.
Conte has been left alarmingly short of attacking options and had no forward players on his bench during their 2-0 loss to Aston Villa over the weekend.
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