first_img Diego Rico, centre, is closing in on a move to Bournemouth 2 Bournemouth appear to have beaten off competition from Borussia Dortmund for Leganes left-back Diego Rico.The Bundesliga giants are said to have made a late bid to sign the 25-year-old, who is now due in the UK in the next 24 hours to go undergo a medical and is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Cherries. Jefferson Lerma was part of the Colombia side beaten by England on penalties at the 2018 World Cup The 23-year-old midfielder played for Colombia against England at the World Cup and would add some bite in the centre of the park.But Bournemouth still have some way to go to convince Levante to sell.The Spanish outfit deem their man to be worth around £30million – around £10m more than the Cherries’ valuation. 2 According to SunSport, Bournemouth have agreed a fee of £10.7million despite the player being offered better financial terms to play in Germany.Rico’s preference, though, is to play for Eddie Howe and come to the Premier League.It is a major boost to the club, who have only added David Brooks from Sheffield United to their ranks so far this summer.Rico, who joined Leganes from Zaragoza in August 2016 for less than £1m, will compete with long-serving full-back Charlie Daniels down the left flank.Howe hopes to follow up his signing of Rico with a move for Levante ace Jefferson Lerma.last_img

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