Report: Bournemouth agree deals for Napoli duo De Guzman and Zuniga

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Bournemouth have been linked with Jonathan de Guzman and Juan Zuniga.

According to a report by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Bournemouth and Napoli have reached an agreement over duo Jonathan de Guzman and Juan Zuniga.

The Cherries find themselves hovering just above the Premier League drop zone, having taken 13 points from their opening 15 league matches.

With January just around the corner, boss Edde Howe will be keen to strengthen his squad especially considering the amount of injuries which have hampered their campaign thus far.

With a seemingly wealthy backing supporting the South Coast club, Bournemouth have begun their January transfer business early with reports in Italy confirming an agreement over two deals.

“Napoli and Bournemouth's negotiation for Zuniga and De Guzman is proceeding well, the clubs have reached an agreement,” the report by Gianluca di Marzio states.

The report goes on to claim that Napoli are actively seeking to move the two players on, presumably as a result of failing to establish themselves in the first-team squad this season.

De Guzman, 28, is capable of playing in a number of midfield areas and has Premier League experience having previously had a loan switch with Welsh side Swansea City.

The Dutch international would offer Bournemouth a number of alternatives in the middle of the park, an area which certainly needs looking at considering the club’s injury woes.

Zungia is also a versatile player, although he predominantly plays as an attacking full-back on either flank.

The 29-year-old has featured 157 times in Serie A for Napoli since 2009, though this season he has yet to make an appearance and a January switch has long been on the cards.

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