CHERRIES are in talks with Feyenoord over the signing of centre-back Marcos Senesi, according to reports.

The 25-year-old made his debut for the Argentina national team earlier this summer, featuring in a 5-0 friendly win over Estonia, in which superstar Lionel Messi scored all five goals.

And reports from both transfer expert Fabrizio Romano and the Daily Mail claim Cherries are now discussing a potential move for the defender.

Senesi came through the youth ranks at Argentinean outfit San Lorenzo, progressing into their first team, before switching to the Eredivisie in 2019.

Since, he has made 116 appearances for Feyenoord, including playing in every round of the club's run to the Europa Conference League final last season.

Senesi played the full 90 minutes in all seven knockout ties, with the final ultimately ending in disappointment, losing 1-0 to Roma in Albania.

A fellow member of the Feyenoord back-line last season, Tyrell Malacia, has this summer joined Manchester United.

Arne Slot's men finished third in the Dutch top flight last season, behind only Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

Discussing Senesi's future earlier this summer, the player's agent Danilo Caravello told SerieANews, in an interview translated from Italian: “Marcos is a strong player, an Argentine international.

"The big obstacle remains the price tag, as dealing with the Dutch is never easy.

"Senesi is a profile that many teams pay attention to, but in the end nothing ever materialises.

"Either the economic situation is not found or there is not all this desire to sell it on the part of Feyenoord.

"Certain rumours do not surprise me, especially if we consider his value. Surely if the English clubs want it, they will take it: they have a higher economic availability than the other leagues."

Scott Parker has made no secret of his desire to bolster his central defensive options.

Asked last weekend how Cherries can improve defensively, Cherries' boss said: "Signings. And that’s no disrespect to what we’ve got, it’s just we’ve lost Gary Cahill, we’ve lost Nat Phillips, we’ve lost Leif Davis, we’ve lost Ethan Laird.

"We have three centre-halves in the building. At this moment, we just need some help in that. Of course there’s an element of training and tactical elements. But ultimately we need some help."

He added: "It’s obviously clear, we barely have any defenders. We’ve lost eight at the start of the season, at this present moment in time this squad is much weaker than it was when we got promoted."

Cherries are also said to be moving closer towards a deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, to provide competition to Mark Travers.