Aston Villa transfer latest amid £30m midfielder and rapid striker links

The transfer market is due to open officially next month and here are the latest reports on who Villa may bring in and let go.
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Aston Villa will hope to build a squad this summer that can carry the Midlands outfit into contention for European football next season.

But Villa are not finishing the current campaign with a great deal of momentum: despite the win against bottom side Norwich City, it's just one victory in their last six Premier League games.

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Steven Gerrard is expected to be busy in the next window, regardless of results however, as he looks for reinforcements to push the club on and turn around that form.

Here are the latest links concerning the Villa Park outfit, as focus turns to squad-building and a better 2022/23.

Villa must keep Ramsey (TBR)

Former boss Tim Sherwood has explained that Villa must keep exciting young talent Jacob Ramsey at the club beyond the summer transfer window.

Phillips may be available for just £30m (Daily Mail)

The Mail reports that Gerrard is one of the managers in for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips who may be available for a knockdown price if the Yorkshire team are relegated to the Championship.

Wright suggest Bissouma swoop (HITC)

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Arsenal striker Ian Wright has advised Aston Villa to follow up interest in Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer.

Bundesliga striker on the menu for this summer (Jornal de Noticias)

Reports from Portugal say that Villa are tracking Mainz 05's forward Jerry St Juste, who is another fast-pace player like Ollie Watkins.

Newcastle may not complete Targett deal (The Athletic)

The Magpies may not turn the left-back's loan into a permanent deal as Eddie Howe looks at other options.

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Hourihane open to permanent Sheffield United switch (The Star)

The on-loan midfielder is not against extending his stay at Bramall Lane.

PSV midfielder is on Villa's wish list too (Birmingham Live)

Gerrard's top target is Phillips but if the England international is not obtainable, defensive midfielder Ibrahim Sangare is also of interest.

Watkins wanted by West Ham (West Ham zone)

David Moyes is a big fan of Ollie Watkins and is targeting the striker this summer.

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