The Italian media is now showing big confidence that Juventus will manage to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa.

The latest report comes from Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims the transfer is ‘set to close’, and could be concluded in the coming days.

With Juventus not willing to pay Douglas Luiz’s real price, Aston Villa are taking players in the deal.

The story claims that the English side requested the transfers of Samuel Iling-Junior and Weston McKennie, plus €20m.

According to Di Marzio, the deal is ‘set towards closure’, with Juventus accepting the duo’s move, with the fee still negotiated between €18m and €20m.

The story says the contracts of Douglas Luiz and McKennie are already ‘finalised’, so there’s now Iling-Junior’s details left. With such a complex operation, some more time will be needed until it’s done.

Juventus supporters are thrilled with this deal. Gianluca Di Marzio’s tweet announcing it has been QT’d by hundreds, with many praising their own transfer negotiators and expressing their surprise. There’s also some shock at Aston Villa agreeing to it, should that be the case.