Aston Villa could move for West Ham man as Liverpool and Arsenal show interest in youngster

Monday morning’s Villa Park rumblings

Aston Villa could make a move for West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek as Steven Gerrard continues to look to bolster his midfield.

That’s according to the Sun who report that the Villans are among a number of clubs monitoring the Czech’s status following an alleged breakdown in contract talks at the London Stadium.

Soucek, 27, has two-years left of a four-year contract with the Hammers but after talks over a new deal with an increased salary reportedly broke down - the dominant midfielder could be allowed to leave for as little as £30million.

The Sun also state that Newcastle United and Everton are among the teams closely watching the situation in London.

Morgan Sanson’s injury-hit stay at Villa Park finally coming to an end?

One midfielder that could go the other way and in turn increase Villa’s interest in Soucek, is former Marseille man, Morgan Sanson.

The 27-year-old has had a torrid time with injuries since joining the club in January 2021, making just 20 appearances in that time.

But the Frenchman could be offered an unlikely resurrection of his career with a move to Turkey.

Turkish outlet Fanatik report that Cimbom have a genuine interest in Sanson and are expected ‘to make an official offer’ to Villa for him in the coming days.

Liverpool and Arsenal interest in Chukwuemeka

And another one that could be head through the exit door is Carney Chukwuemeka.

TalkSport report that a number of clubs including Liverpool and Arsenal of the Premier League as well as Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona overseas are interested in making a move for the young talented midfielder.

The teenager’s future at Villa Park has been up in the air for what felt like the entirety of last season and with a deal still not struck on a new contract, it is looking more and more likely that he could leave the club.

Chukwuemeka made 15 appearances in all competitions for the senior team throughout 21/22, providing one assist.

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