Aston Villa set for transfer budget windfall as Steven Gerrard ‘closes in’ on striker signing

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

Aston Villa are already making serious progress on their preparations for next season.

Steven Gerrard will be happy with the progress he made in the second half of the season, but overall, it was a disappointing campaign for Villa.

The club will hold much bigger ambitions than a 14th place finish ahead of next season, but significant improvements are needed to make that happen.

Gerrard has already tied Philippe Coutinho down to a permanent deal, while Boubacar Kamara has agreed to join when his Marseille contract expires.

Villa have also confirmed an agreement for Sevilla star Diego Carlos, and the incomings may not end there.

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

Targett windfall

Villa are set for a transfer windfall this summer.

Matt Targett is to join Newcastle United on a permanent deal, according to the latest reports.

Targett impressed during a loan spell with the Magpies this season, and Eddie Howe wants to keep him around full-time.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal is now close, with a £15million agreement between the two clubs.

Romano wrote: “Two full-back deals are now set to be completed and announced. Matty Targett will stay at Newcastle on a permanent deal after medical today.”

Wilson deal close

Villa are said to be closin gin on a deal for Rangers starlet Rory Wilson.

According to Football Insider, the Lions are now ‘closing in’ on a deal for the in demand youth striker.

Wilson has not played at senior level, but he netted 49 goals at youth level this season, and that has attracted a number of suitors.

According to the report, Villa have won the race, and they are expected to complete a deal.

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