Villarreal have been working for several weeks to try and close a deal for Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma.
That’s according to MARCA, who say the Spanish side have ‘set their sights’ on the Dutchman as they attempt to bolster their squad this summer.
They explain that the Europa League champions have been working on a deal with Bournemouth for ‘several weeks’, but negotiations are proving ‘particularly complicated’.
That’s because the Cherries are not particularly keen on losing a key player unless they can make a big profit on him and so have made the ‘economic parameters’ for a transfer ‘demanding’ as far as Villarreal are concerned.
So much so that while Danjuma remains the ‘first choice’ for them as they seek a winger to bolster Emery’s squad, they are now looking at alternatives if that move doesn’t come to fruition.
They’ve put names such as Denis Bouanga and Facundo Torres on their list, should talks with Bournemouth not pan out as they hope.
For the moment, though, Danjuma remains top of the list, and they will continue to work on his signing until it is clear a move won’t happen.