CHERRIES have reportedly had a bid turned down for Brazilian right-back Wesley.

The 20-year-old plays for Rio de Janeiro-based Flamengo, managed by former Brazil boss Tite.

He joined the club in 2021, having come through the youth ranks of Atletico Tubarao and has made 78 appearances, scoring two goals.

Wesley has started Flamengo’s last eight fixtures, which has seen Cherries make a bid of around £10.2million, according to Brazilian outlet GE Globo.

The bid was said to have been swiftly rejected, but the report states “negotiations between the parties are ongoing”.

It adds “the expectation of both parties is that the deal will go through”.

Wesley has been subject to previous transfer interest, from the Premier League and Barcelona.

Cherries currently have two senior right-backs on their books, following the release of Ryan Fredericks.

They are Adam Smith and Max Aarons, the latter subject of speculation himself this summer, with Cherries understood to have recently rejected a bid from Southampton.

Cherries have been expanding their scouting network in recent years, to try and find talent from across the world.

Their only signing so far this summer has seen them snap up goalkeeper Alex Paulsen from Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.