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Report: Aston Villa Set Sights on Inter Milan Star

Denzel Dumfries: In the Crosshairs of Aston Villa

The transfer window buzz is in full swing, and the latest name to surface in the football rumour mill is that of Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries, with Aston Villa showing keen interest. This insight, initially reported by Calciomercato, adds another fascinating layer to the summer transfer saga.

Aston Villa’s Interest and Inter’s Stance

Dumfries, an established Dutch international since 1996, has garnered the attention of the Villans. Yet, no official bid has been made for the ex-PSV player. With Aston Villa and Tottenham currently jostling for a Champions League spot – and potentially a fifth place in the Premier League due to England equalling Germany in the 2023-24 country rankings – Villa’s approach might hinge on their final league position and summer budget.

Renewal or Departure?

Inter Milan, currently in a spectating role, might consider offers exceeding 30 million euros. Interestingly, Dumfries’s contract, expiring in 2025, is already on the renewal table. In light of this, Calciomercato.com reports a thaw in winter’s chill, with Dumfries showing openness to extending his stay. Despite rejecting a 5 million euros per year salary request (Dumfries currently earns 2.5 million euros), Inter has offered a salary matching that of teammate Dimarco, approximately 4 million euros annually.

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Priority and Ambition

Dumfries remains undecided about his future. However, Aston Villa, despite its storied history, doesn’t seem to match his ambition level – a club contending for national titles and the Champions League. This stance puts Inter in a thoughtful position; should they decide to market Dumfries, their evaluation will be crucial. As of now, a move to join Unai Emery at Villa seems unlikely.

Final Thoughts

This brewing story combines the elements of a high-profile player’s future, the strategic moves of top European clubs, and the always intriguing transfer market dynamics. Dumfries’s next move could be a defining moment in his career, and the football world will be watching closely.

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