Jose Mourinho is keen to take Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz to Roma.
And, as to be expected, the latest transfer link has had a number of Villa fans talking on social media.
According to BBC Sport reporter Alistair Magowan, Roma are interested in signing Luiz.
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The Italian side have had a bid rejected for Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, thought to be worth £12.9m. Luiz is name-checked in the report, with the 23-year-old currently holding a Transfermarkt valuation of £31.5m.
The Brazilian missed just five Premier League games under Dean Smith last season, taking his Villa Park appearance tally to 76.
Villa fans react
@villareport shared Magowan’s claims regarding Roma and Luiz on Twitter. This is what these Villa supporters had to say in reply, with many against Villa cashing in on the holding midfielder.
“Don’t even entertain this. If we lose Dougie, this will be one of those we look back on in a few years as he lifts the world cup as Captain of Brasil.”
“Would be silly to sell him”
“How about you back off”
“Straight no.. don’t let him go anywhere”
“He’s a Brazilian international midfielder at a great age. Not a chance.”
“don’t go near him.”
In other news: Fabrizio Romano drops update on departing Villa man, find out more here.
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