Earlier on Thursday, we carried a report from, who explained Aston Villa ‘don’t give up’ on Rodrigo Bentancur.

Steven Gerrard is an admirer of the Juventus player and would be keen to have the 24-year-old at his disposal at Villa Park for the second half of the season.

Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport explain ‘contacts continue’ between the Premier League side and the Old Lady for the midfielder’s transfer. However, there is distance between supply and demand.

The English club don’t intend to offer more than €22m, including bonuses. Massimiliano Allegri’s side, on the other hand, want to collect €30m since they have to pay part of the fee to the player’s former club, Boca Juniors, but a ‘halfway agreement cannot be ruled out’.

Bentancur could see his wages ‘practically doubled’ if he decides to leave the Serie A side for Aston Villa. However, the Uruguay international has ‘not yet said yes’ to Gerrard’s side.

The newspaper states the South American would ‘like to stay’ at Juventus until the end of the season.

This would mean Villa have a task in their hands to convince both the player and the Turin club to be able to sign Bentancur before Monday’s deadline.