Aston Villa set for ‘late transfer windfall’ as intriguing Serie A swap deal opportunity ‘emerges’

All the latest Aston Villa transfer news and rumours as Steven Gerrard and his men look to improve on their poor start.

It has been a difficult start to the season for Aston Villa, but last weekend provided some hope.

Steven Gerrard’s men picked up a valuable point against Manchester City, but they have still picked up only four points in six games.

Gerrard is already under pressure having been backed significantly by the club’s board in the summer transfer window.

And this weekend’s clash with bottom club Leicester City could be a very important on for both Gerrard and Villa.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Villa Park.

Sanson latest

Villa could offload Morgan Sanson after all after missing out on selling the midfielder in the summer window.

Sanson is not likely to see minutes at Villa Park this season, and he could now be sold due to the Turkish transfer window shutting later.

According to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Galatasaray are interested in a move for the midfielder, who is keen on an exit.

The update comes after Sanson missed out on a late move to La Liga club Espanyol late in the window.

The former Marseille star initially joined Villa on a deal worth around £14million.

Luiz swap offer

Villa are being linked with a swap deal involving midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Luiz is out of contract next summer, and he could yet leave the club for nothing, something Villa may well move to avoid.

To earn some sort of fee, Villa may opt to offload the Brazilian in January, and according to TuttoJuve, Villa are considering a swap deal involving Moise Kean.

Technically speaking, Kean belongs to Everton, but he is on a two-year loan with Juventus that has to be made permanent.

Juventus, according to the report, are not fully convinced, and they are backed to propose a swap deal to sign Luiz, with Kean going the other way.