Three days ago, journalist Alfredo Pedullà suggested Aston Villa had made an offer to sign Juventus’ Andrea Cambiaso. He also said the Premier League side’s director, Monchi, is a fan of the left-back.

On Thursday, Calciomercato talked about Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur interest in the 24-year-old.

We suspected Aston Villa and others were dragged to help the player land a new deal, and this is now confirmed by Friday’s edition of Corriere dello Sport.

Claims made elsewhere about the Villans’ interest are relayed by the newspaper, who then give their own take on this case.

The Italy international’s current deal lasts until 2027 and the report says it includes a salary of €1m, likely after tax, per year.

Juventus are now close to extending Cambiaso’s contract until 2029 and this will also see him land an improved deal.

There’s no mention of figures, but Corriere explain that the Old Lady took this step ‘as a response’ to the recent reports linking the player to Aston Villa and other clubs.

This makes it clearer Unai Emery’s side were used to help Cambiaso land an improved deal and it looks like he’s close to being successful.