Aston Villa attacker eyes move as Wolves prepare to 'snap up' Leeds United target

Gary O’Neil and Unai Emery. Gary O’Neil and Unai Emery.
Gary O’Neil and Unai Emery. | Wolves via Getty Images
Latest Aston Villa and Wolves transfer news and rumours as they prepare for their upcoming Premier League games

Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from their Europa Conference League loss to Olympiakos with a positive result against Liverpool at home on Monday night. Unai Emery’s side are sat in 4th place in the Premier League as they chase down a place in the Champions League. 

As for Wolves, they are 12th after a positive campaign under the guidance of Gary O’Neil. They face a home clash against Crystal Palace this weekend.  The Midlands outfit then head to Anfield on the final day for Jurgen Klopp’s last game as Liverpool boss. In the meantime, here is a latest Aston Villa and Wolves transfer news and rumours…

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Loan man latest

Aston Villa loan man Nicolo Zaniolo ‘wants’ to move back home this summer, according to Football Insider. The attacker, who is on loan from Galatasaray, is apparently keen on heading back to Italy and has his sights set on joining a team in Serie A.

The 24-year-old is due to return to Turkey at the end of this season. He joined the Midlands outfit last August to add more competition and depth to Emery’s attacking department and he has since made 38 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with three goals.

Wolves eye defender

Wolves are in the running to sign West Ham defender Ben Johnson. According to a report by TEAMtalk, O’Neil’s men are ‘waiting’ to ‘snap up’ the full-back when his contract at the London Stadium expires at the end of next month.

The 24-year-old, who is a former England youth international, is also said to be on the radar of Rangers and Everton, as well as Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds United and Southampton. He is yet to put pen-to-paper on an extension with the Hammers meaning he will become a free agent as things stand.

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