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Aston Villa face double transfer battle as Moussa Diaby details revealed

Latest Aston Villa transfer headlines including updates on Moussa Diaby, Ollie Watkins, Denis Zakaria and Douglas Luiz

Here are your latest Aston Villa transfer headlines on Saturday, July 22.

Moussa Diaby Aston Villa contract details emerge as two-year transfer chase nears end

Aston Villa have reportedly been tracking Moussa Diaby for two years, as they close in on a deal for the Bayer Leverkusen man.

After seeing an initial bid turned down for the winger this summer, BirminghamLive understands that an agreement has now been reached with Leverkusen over a transfer. Villa look to have beaten off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr.

 

Moussa Diaby opts to sign for Aston Villa over Al-Nassr - Get French  Football News

According to the Guardian, Villa have agreed to pay an initial fee of €50 million (£43.2m), with around €10 million (£8.6m) in add-ons. It also adds that Diaby will sign a five-year contract at Villa Park.

Chelsea ‘target’ Aston Villa man as Mauricio Pochettino considers attacking options

Chelsea are interested in Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins, according to a repo

Journalist Simon Phillips, via Football London, claimed new Blues boss Maurcio Pochettino is currently considering his attacking options – with Watkins said to be on his radar.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of centre-forwards this summer with Dusan Vlahovic, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala and Victor Osimhen all linked with a move away from Serie A and to Stamford Bridge

Aston Villa ‘take information’ on midfielder after Chelsea transfer decision

Aston Villa are showing an interest in Juventus midfielder Denis Zakaria this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan with Chelsea, but failed to nail down a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge. During his time at the club, he made just seven Premier League appearances.

The Blues did have an option to make the move permanent this summer, but decided against taking that up, meaning that Zakaria returned to Juventus. He has been linked with a move to West Ham this summer.

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Aston Villa could be in the centre of Arsenal and Tottenham transfer battle

Aston Villa could find themselves in the centre of a transfer battle between North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham this summer, with both clubs said to be showing an interest in Douglas Luiz.

Villa saw off interest in Luiz from Arsenal last summer, rejecting bids from the Gunners for the Brazilian. Tottenham have also previously been credited with an interest in the midfielder.

Reports this week claimed that Luiz was on the list of possible replacements if Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, leaves the club.

Villa have shown their intent ahead of the new season with the big-money signing of Pau Torres, and the canny free signing of Youri Tielemans.

 

Arsenal ready to hijack Tottenham's Douglas Luiz transfer as Spurs line up  Chelsea ace as backup | The Sun

There’s also the small matter of a European campaign as Villa prepare to battle with other teams from abroad.

The aim is simple, to finish the highest they have done for some time in the Premier League, and to compete for trophies.

There are exciting visions on and off the field at Villa and this season is the perfect time to realise some of the club’s ambitions.

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