Aston Villa battling to land £54m star as striker returns to Championship on loan

All the latest Aston Villa news and transfer rumours as Steven Gerrard assesses options ahead of the deadline.

It has been a busy summer for Aston Villa, who have already added a number of new signings to their ranks.

Armed with the club’s backing, Steven Gerrard has added significiantly to his squad, imprinting his stamp for his first full season in charge.

The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos have all been snapped up in a bid to improve on last season’s underwhelming efforts.

But some final touches could remain, with Gerrard likely to want a little more now that he has had the chance to examine his side in competitive action.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Villa Park.

Ndombele links

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Villa are said to be one of a number of clubs to have expressed an interest in signing Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele.

According to Foot Mercato, there are a number of Premier League clubs expressing an interest in the midfielder, who was a club-record signing for Spurs.

Ndombele has not really impressed in North London, and it’s reported he could now be sold.

The report claims Villa are interested in a deal, potentially strengthening their midfield even further.

Meanwhile, Everton and Nottingham Forest have also been tipped to make a move.

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Davis exit

Elsewhere, Villa have offloaded striker Keinan Davis back to the Championship.

Davis spent the second half of last season with Nottingham Forest, helping them secure promotion with five goals in 15 outings.

He has now agreed to join Watford on a season-long loan, with opportunities likely to be few and far between in the coming campaign.

Davis is now 24 years of age, and having made 73 league appearances for Villa, he faces an uncertain future.

For now, he joins Watford, hoping to secure another promotion back to the top flight.