Aston Villa confirm midfielder signing as Manchester United star is linked

Aston Villa confirm midfielder signing as Manchester United star is linked

Chelsea link

Aston Villa have been credited with an interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, as the Blues weigh up whether or not they will loan the England U21 international out once again this coming season.

Gallagher spent the entirety of last season in the Championship, initially with Charlton Athletic. Come the January transfer window, however, Gallagher was redistributed to Swansea City, where he swapped a relegation battle for a play-off charge.

Both clubs benefitted from Gallagher’s qualities in central midfield before his return to Stamford Bridge, but now a host of Premier League rivals appear to have made their interest known in taking the 20-year-old on a top flight loan deal.

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Milot Rashica’s future is quickly developing into one of the summer transfer window’s biggest talking points.

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The Werder Bremen ace has lots of teams vying for his signature after an impressive campaign in the Bundesliga saw him net eight goals and record five assists in 28 matches.

Aston Villa are believed to be admirers of the 24-year-old Kosovo international and it was claimed yesterday that the club had met Bremen’s asking price.

Further reports have suggested Rashica’s preference is to join RB Leipzig and play in the Champions League next season.

Transfer challenge

There will be no fire-sale at Bournemouth ahead of the upcoming 20/21 season, with Aston Villa keeping tabs on Callum Wilson.

West Ham, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace have been linked to the Bournemouth hotshot, who is believed to be on the market following the Cherries’ relegation to the Championship at the end of last season.

Reports had linked Villa to a swap deal for Wilson, with Scott Hogan venturing in the other direction.

However, a new update would likely mean any true swap deal is off the cards, with Villa having to stump up cash even if Hogan is part of a deal.

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The lay of the land

Aston Villa’s staff, players and management are officially back to work at Bodymoor Heath after a three-week break.

Now the word on everybody’s lips is transfers as we’re bang in the middle of the current summer window ahead of that slamming shut in 47 days – and counting – on October 5, by which time Villa would have played four Premier League fixtures.

As for Smith, he’s already spoken with the owners – Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris – and chief executive Christian Purslow, as well as drawing up a transfer strategy plan with newly-appointed sporting director Johan Lange.

Here, BirminghamLive details what’s actually happening in the background in terms of Villa brokering deals for their top transfer targets…

Fixtures

The Premier League fixtures for the new season will be revealed at 9am on Thursday morning (August 20).

There is now less than a month to go before the 2020/21 season begins, with a quick turnaround following the previous campaign that was disrupted by the global health crisis.

The new season will begin later than the usual start date of mid-August but the structure of the end of the campaign remains largely the same, with the aim of bringing things back to their usual routine by ending the season in May.

New signing

Aston Villa have once again added to their academy ranks by securing the signing of teenage midfielder Ben Chrisene, from League Two Exeter City.

The 16-year-old arrives at Bodymoor Heath highly rated, and joins the flourishing group of talented youngsters that Villa currently boast – a group that has already been added to in the close season.

Chrisene follows young Irish defender Aaron O’Reilly and fellow defender Sil Swinkels in agreeing terms with Villa since the end of the last campaign.

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Nice touch

Aston Villa have signed talented young midfielder Ben Chrisene from Exeter City – and the Lions have been praised by the Grecians for their handling of the transfer.

Villa confirmed the signature of Chrisene on Wednesday; that’s despite Liverpool inviting him as a VIP guest to a Champions League game and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard contacting him personally.

Bayern Munich had also been closely monitoring Chrisene, who even turned out for the German giants in a youth game.

He turned down a contract with Exeter and Villa have managed to agree a fee with the Devon side to take him away from St James’ Park.

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The future of star player Jack Grealish is the biggest talking point of the summer and we will bring you all the news around his future.

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Price-tag

Liverpool will demand £20m for Aston Villa transfer target Harry Wilson, according to reports.

Dean Smith was extensively linked with the Wales international last summer, after an impressive season in the Championship with Derby County.

He would ultimately join Villa’s relegation rivals Bournemouth ahead of the 19/20 campaign, where despite scoring in their win at Villa Park, they were relegated to the Championship.

In all, he scored seven times for the Cherries, but did fall out of favour under Eddie Howe, in the closing weeks of the season.


Keeper hunt?

Aston Villa are one of a number of clubs that have made contact with Manchester United over a potential deal for Dean Henderson, according to reports.

After Premier League survival was confirmed on the final day of last season, Dean Smith and his transfer committee have been busily plotting how they can improve their squad.

One position where Villa struggled with injuries more than any other, was in between the sticks.

Orjan Nyland, Jed Steer and Tom Heaton all battled against injuries, with the latter ruled out long-term following a serious knee injury.

What next?

Aston Villa are back in the working environment ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Lions’ first team, who kept the club in the top flight in their first campaign back in the big time, reported back to Bodymoor Heath on Wednesday to be checked over and put through their paces before the pre-season training kicks off out on the training pitches.

Villa bid farewell to Pepe Reina and Danny Drinkwater at the end of the campaign; the loanees returned to their parent clubs AC Milan and Chelsea respectively.

There were a few other faces in attendance, though, that Villa fans wouldn’t have associated with the side who were successful in the run-in, for one reason or another.

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