Aston Villa get response to Kalvin Phillips transfer interest amid big concern over young talent

A look at all the latest Aston Villa transfer rumours as Steven Gerrard’s men prepare for their clash with Arsenal.

Aston Villa are preparing for a big test of their top-half credentials, with a clash against Arsenal coming up this weekend.

The Gunners are chasing a top four spot and will be a difficult clash for Villa this weekend as Steven Gerrard’s men look to get back to winning ways following last Sunday’s (13 March) defeat to West Ham.

Villa are enjoying a fine back end of the season following a disappointing start, but they will not be totally satisfied with this campaign, as a whole, and new signings are likely this summer.

With that in mind, we have taken a look at all the latest Villa transfer rumours and news.

Marsch on Phillips

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch, who has only been in place for a couple of weeks, says he plans to speak with Kalvin Phillips over his future amid links with Villa.

He said: “I haven’t spoken about long-term futures with everyone, it’s all about the present and living in the moment now. Those conversations come down the road.

“I would love to keep guys like Kalvin, Patrick (Bamford) and Raphinha here as long as possible.”

Youngster concern

Aston Villa could face a battle to keep hold of young talent Carney Chukwuemeka, who is reportedly attracting interest from abroad.

According to Der Westen via SportWitness, Borussia Dortmund are eyeing the Villa star ahead of this summer.

Chukwuemeka has made 13 league appearances for Villa, and it will be a concern for the Midlands club given Dortmund’s history of picking up English talent at a young age.

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