Aston Villa ‘pass’ on transfer opportunity as Wolves ‘push hard’ to land Juventus star

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Aston Villa and Wolves as pre-season takes hold.

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Aston Villa and Wolves are already preparing for the new season as both sides enjoy their first summer with their current managers.

Unai Emery and Julen Lopetegui both arrived during last season, and while the scale of their successes differed, both Spaniards had positive impacts at their respective sides. Emery led his men to Europe and will be hoping to challenge the top six in the Premier Legaue in the coming season, while Lopetegui secured safety and will want to lead Wolves to a mid-table finish or better.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news surrounding both clubs.

McKennie decision

Villa were said to be interested in former Leeds United loanee Weston McKennie this summer, but it seems their interest has cooled.

Emery is said to like the look of the Juventus star, but amid the signing of Youri Tielemans, it seems the Villa will pass up on the chance to sign McKennie this summer. Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Villa have not acted on their interest this summer, with no club close to making a move for the USA international.

Villa’s interest appears to have cooled, at least for the moment, with Emery prioritising other areas.

Arthur links

Sticking with Juventus, Wolves are said to be keen on signing Arthur Melo on loan for the coming season.

Arthur spent last season on loan with Liverpool but was rarely seen beyond the training ground. The midfielder needs a fresh opportunity, and it’s claimed Gazzetta dello Sport that Wolves are ‘pushing hard’ to strike a loan deal for the Brazilian.

Arthur is not said to be part of Juventus’ plans for the coming season, so it’s likely he will be loaned out. His lack of football over recent years means he a permanent move is unlikely to be forthcoming.

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