A week ago, Portuguese newspaper O Jogo broke the news of Aston Villa’s interest in Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte.
The outlet claimed that Unai Emery’s side had sent a scout to see the 21-year-old in action against Arsenal in the Europa League, and the emissaries liked what they saw.
It turns out Aston Villa’s chase for the player is once again mentioned by O Jogo in a new story today.
The outlet features a short peace covering the claims from Italy which said that AC Milan and AS Roma are both interested in the player as well.
After reporting the Serie A fight for the midfielder, the newspaper writes that a few Premier League clubs are also in this race, with Aston Villa getting a mention.
The player is protected by a €60m release clause, and according to recent reports, Sporting are already trying to renew his contract to push that price up.