Aston Villa target midfield reinforcements with two forwards up for sale
Aston Villa transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Aston Villa transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.
Villa “in negotitations” for Cheick Doucoure
Firstly, Aston Villa are seemingly looking to strengthen the centre of their midfield, having been linked with a move for Lens youngster Cheick Doucoure.
Aston Villa and Atalanta are interested in signing Lens midfielder Cheick Doucouré – both clubs have reached out to the player and his entourage but are yet to make an offer. (@LeMechenoua)https://t.co/QfbvzfrfaV
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 9, 2021
Goal first reported the interested in the 21 year old Malian international, and now a report from the Birmingham Mail suggests that the two clubs are “in negotiations” over a deal for the defensive midfielder.
With a rumoured price tag of around 15 million pounds, could he prove yet another shrewd acquisition this summer?
Correa rumours “wide of the mark”
Meanwhile, the same outlet suggests that reported interest in Lazio winger Joaquin Correa is “wide of the mark”. Dean Smith’s side had previously been linked with a move for the Argentine international, who has played on the left-wing as well as through the middle during his time in Italy.
Inter are now said to be in talks with Lazio for Joaquin Correa, Il Messaggero claim. The fee in question totals upto €30 million.https://t.co/DPDBbhh297
— Get Italian Football News (@_GIFN) August 10, 2021
However, while Villa have distanced themselves from a move, Inter Milan are now thought to be interested in a deal for the forward, thought to be around the 30 million euros.
Villa prepared to offload attacking duo
As per football insider, Aston Villa are open to offers for two of their attacking players, after the influx of attacking talent that has arrived at Villa Park this summer.
FI SOURCES! ✅
– Aston Villa are listening to offers for Anwar El Ghazi and Wesley.👂
– El Ghazi (26) and Wesley (24) have been told they are free to find new clubs, with potential moves overseas the most likely at this stage. ✈️
Details: https://t.co/sxk8WvL9Dc#avfc pic.twitter.com/2MYMZS12Rb
— Football Insider (@footyinsider247) August 10, 2021
The two players in question are Brazil’s Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi, both of whom are unlikely to start with the respective arrivals of Danny Ings and Emi Buendia. With three weeks of the transfer window left before the deadline, could Villa be able to shift their fringe players?