Aston Villa handed ‘boost’ over £17m Bundesliga star as price tag emerges from failed bid

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All the latest Aston Villa transfer news and rumours as Steven Gerrard looks to continue adding to his squad.

Aston Villa are enjoying a rather exciting summer transfer window so far.

Steven Gerrard and the club’s recruitment staff have not wasted a moment in trying to improve the squad following a disappointing campaign.

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Villa want much better than a 14th place finish next season, they have shown the are willing to spend to ensure Gerrard and his men have the best chance.

We have already seen a number of signings in through the doors at Villa Park, and we could yet see more, with exits also expected this summer.

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

Laimer boost

Villa have received a boost in their reported bid to pull off a deal for RB Leipzig star Konrad Laimer.

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The midfielder has been tipped to make the move to Villa Park, with a fee of £17million in the offing, but there was also reported interest from Bayern Munich.

But according to Sky Sports Germany, Bayern are not in a position to make the signing following the arrival of Sadio Mane.

The only way they can make the move happen is if Marcel Sabitzer leaves this summer, but Sabitzer is said to want to stay.

Villa could be left with a clear - or at least clearer - run at Laimer as a result.

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Otavio latest

Villa have been told how much they will have to pay to complete a deal to sign FC Porto star Otavio this summer.

According Correio da Manha , via Sport Witness, Villa’s bid worth £25m plus add-ons was rejected.

Porto are said to want money upfront this summer, and to be specific, they want £34m upfront if they are to sell Otavio this summer.

Interestingly, the midfield star’s release clause will rise to £51m at the middle of this month.

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