According to Gianluca Di Marzio for Corriere della Sera, Bournemouth are interested in Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie and the report gives us an idea of how much the Italian side want for the Tottenham-linked player (30/12/22 via SportWitness).

McKennie only joined the Turin club last summer but could now be on his way out already, despite being a regular in the Juventus line-up. He has made 16 appearances and has scored three goals this season (Transfermarkt).

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Tottenham’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, is the one who helped to bring McKennie to Juventus and could now be looking to sign the player again.

According to Alasdair Gold, Paratici regards McKennie as a ‘superstar’ and journalist Ben Jacobs claimed the player is one to keep an eye on ahead of January’s transfer window.

It has previously been reported that McKennie could be used in a deal with Brighton that would see Alexis Mac Allister go the other way (CalcioMercatoWeb), while Liverpool are also thought to be keen (Daily Mail).

Now, it appears Bournemouth are surprise contenders to secure McKennie’s signature. The newly-promoted club have recently been taken over by an American consortium (Sky Sports) and could have more financial muscle as a result.

Apparently, McKennie is being “courted” by the Cherries. The fact that Spurs face more competition for the signing is interesting enough, but the report also tells us an estimation of what Juventus want for the player.

The report suggests Juventus’ valuation “will be for at least €40m (£35.5m),” as they look for ways to “make up for the losses,” and fund their own moves in the transfer market.

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I personally can’t see McKennie leaving a top club like Juventus and taking a risk on joining Bournemouth, who may well end up being relegated from the Premier League this season.

Nevertheless, the price tag cited here surely puts McKennie out of our price range, which wouldn’t leave Juventus or the player many options if a move is desired.

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