Bologna eyeing Jurasek, Mukau, and Pavlidis for Champions League push


Bologna are setting their sights on three key targets as their aim to strengthen their squad for a potential Champions League campaign. The Rossoblu look almost certain to clinch a place in next seasons Champions League, but stand to lose a number of key players after a sensational campaign that has seen them take points off the top four sides.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the club is actively pursuing a winger, a midfielder, and a striker, with several names emerging as prime candidates.

One notable player on Bologna’s radar is David Jurasek, the Czech left-back currently under contract with Benfica but loaned out to Hoffenheim. Jurasek, born in 2000, is known for his explosive power and natural ability to play down the flank. While discussions have taken place between Bologna and Jurasek’s agent regarding a potential move, the player is reportedly keen on securing a permanent transfer rather than another loan spell. Bologna initially considered a loan deal with a purchase option, but Benfica may be open to a sale for a fee in the region of €10 million.

In midfield, attention has turned to Ngal’ayel Mukau, a dynamic central midfielder currently plying his trade at Malines in Belgium. The 2004-born Mukau has impressed with his performances in the Belgian Pro League, drawing interest from Bologna and Inter Milan. With dual Congolese and Belgian nationality, Mukau has established himself as a key figure in Malines’ midfield setup, operating as one of the two defensive midfielders in a 3-4-2-1 formation.

On the attacking front, Bologna has set its sights on Vangelis Pavlidis, the prolific Greek striker currently playing for an Eredivisie club. Pavlidis, aged 25, has been in superb form, notching up an impressive tally of 28 goals in the Eredivisie this season, along with three goals in the Conference League. Bologna’s interest in Pavlidis stems from the club’s desire to bolster its attacking options, with the Greek striker viewed as a potential solution to their goalscoring needs.


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