Aston Villa ‘eyeing’ Real Madrid veteran as striker ‘snubs’ transfer

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All the latest Aston Villa transfer news and rumours as Unai Emery prepares for the winter window.

Aston Villa remain sidelined for now as the 2022 FIFA World Cup continues in Qatar.

It has been a mixed season so far for Villa, who went into the break in 12th place thanks to a resurgance under new boss Unai Emery. The Lions were slow out of the blocks, but they are now looking forward under their new manager. The break will have given Emery extra time to assess his squad, and indeed to assess what he needs to add in January to mould Villa into his team.

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

Nacho interest

Emery and Villa are said to want Real Madrid star Nacho Fernandez in the January transfer window.

Nacho has spent recent times as a supplamentary defender at the Santiago Bernabeu, and he is out of contract at the end of the season, but he is valued by Ancelotti, and it’s claimed he has been offered a new deal.

In the meantime, Emery is said to want to snap up the experienced 32-year-old, according to Mundo Deportivo, and they may be willing to offer longer than the one year Real Madrid have offered so far.

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Abraham links

Villa continue to be linked with AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham, who was snubbed by England for the World Cup.

According to, Arsenal and Villa are interested in a move as both clubs look to improve their forward areas, but there is a significant problem for both sides ahead of the winter window. According to the report, Abraham does not fancy a move to either of Arsenal or Villa currently, keen to remain in Italy.

Abraham has only been with Roma since 2021, and he is keen to keep working with Jose Mourinho after an impressive year or so in the Italian capital.

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