Bournemouth closing in on Dutch international midfielder at Serie A giants

Bournemouth are hoping to tie up a deal for Napoli midfielder Jonathan De Guzman in the near future, according to the Daily Mail.

The Cherries were interested in the engine room dynamo over the summer, though a deal proved difficult to get over the line before the close of the transfer window.

However, manager Eddie Howe is understood to have rekindled his interest in the 28-year old as he looks to craft a squad worthy of Premier League survival at the Vitality Stadium.

The South Coast outfit have already landed Roma winger Juan Iturbe on loan for the rest of the season, while a club record deal for Wolves striker Benik Afobe is thought to be nearing completion.

The Dutch international is well versed in the Premier League, having spent two years on loan with Swansea City from then parent club Villarreal, before linking up with Rafa Benitez in Serie A.