Aston Villa transfer talks confirmed as £10m bid from Premier League rivals ‘rejected’
All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Aston Villa as Unai Emery looks to mastermind a quick recovery from the opening weekend defeat.
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Unai Emery’s men conceded five against Newcastle United in a disastrous first outing, and they have plenty to put right in their second game, against Everton at Villa Park this weekend. In the meantime, the club will continue to work on incomings and outgoings as the transfer window continues to rumble on.
With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Villa Park.
Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk has confirmed that Nicolo Zaniolo is heading to Aston Villa amid an ongoing transfer process.
“The process regarding Zaniolo continues. He’s a player who wants to play in the Premier League, we respect that. If the interests of our club are going to be met, it seems like this transfer will happen,” he told NTV Spor, via Sport Witness.
“It seems like it will be in the interests of the club, [but] I don’t know what will happen [with Zaniolo]. We’re going to make reinforcements to our squad again.”
Archer bid rejected
Villa are said to have rejected a bid for forward Cameron Archer, but they may yet allow him to leave the club.
According to Football Insider, Villa have rejected a bid from Sheffield United worth £10million but Unai Emery is said to be willing to allow the forward to leave before the end of the transfer window. Villa’s asking price is not clear, but £10million doesn’t meet their valuation, according to the report.
Archer is unlikely to find regular first-team appearances at Villa this season, but his stock remains pretty high after a loan spell with Middlesbrough last season. Sheffield United are hoping Archer can form part of their bid to beat the Premier League drop this season.