Aston Villa agree to take ‘huge cut’ on signing as AC Milan get ‘serious’ about signing starlet

All the latest Aston Villa transfer news and rumours as Steven Gerrard and his men put the final touches on their preparations.

Aston Villa are now closing in on the start of the new season as they make their final pre-season stop.

Villa will stop in France to take on Rennes on Saturday, but they are now done with Australia following their impressive draw with Manchester United.

Leon Bailey and Callum Chambers were on target against United, with the latter scoring a 93rd minute equaliser.

The start of the new season is now coming into short focus, but there is still plenty of time remaining in the summer transfer window.

And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Lions.

Wesley deal close

Villa are set to take a big hit over Wesley Moraes with the star now departed.

According to the Express & Star, Wesley has joined newly relegated Levante on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Though, Levante are said to have an option to buy locked into the agreement, giving them the chance to sign Wesley permanently.

According to the report, Levante can sign the Villa star permanently on a deal worth £9million if they win promotion back to the top flight.

Villa signed Wesley for as much as £22million, so they could end up taking a very big hit.

Chukwuemeka interest

AC Milan are set to be stepping up their efforts to land Villa starley Carney Chukwuemeka.

The youngster is set to leave Villa Park this summer having resisted talks over a new contract at Villa.

Calciomercato say Milan are now ‘serious’ about pulling off a deal after Chukwuemeka gave his ‘approval’ to the Serie A champions.

The report claims the deal would be in the region of £15million, with Villa unable to charge too much given the player’s contract situation.