Cherries chase Perotti but miss De Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman: Staying in Italy this winter

Jonathan de Guzman: Staying in Italy this winter

Bournemouth are in talks with Serie A club Genoa to take Diego Perotti on loan, according to reports.

A permanent deal will cost the Cherries around £7.5million for the Argentinian midfielder, who scored four league goals in 27 appearances last season, but they are said to be pursuing a loan move, according to Sky.

Watford were linked with the 27-year old winger earlier in the transfer window after having a £7million offer accepted.

Perotti joined Genoa from Sevilla in 2014 after five years with the Spanish club where he won the Europa League and the Spanish Cup.

Bournemouth have had a busy transfer window with Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray having a medical ahead of a permanent move and Tomas Andrade set to arrive on loan from River Plate.

But Jonathan de Guzman’s proposed loan move to is now unlikely to happen with the play reportedly not keen on a switch to the south coast.