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Aston Villa move for Juventus midfielder Bencantur stalls

Aston Villa's move for Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bencantur has hit a roadblock.

The Uruguay international is being linked with a move to Villa Park as Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his squad before next Monday's transfer deadline.

Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett has claimed a sell-on clause retained by Bentancur's former club, Boca Juniors, is complicating negotiations.

He posted on Twitter: "Aston Villa negotiations with Juventus for Rodrigo Bentancur ongoing.

"No formal bid so far, but it's thought a sell-on clause inserted by his former club Boca Juniors is complicating the deal.

"If Villa can get him for less than £20m, it's a snip."

Bentancur arrived at Juventus from Boca Juniors in July 2017 for a fee of around £14million

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