Newcastle United consider hijacking Aston Villa transfer as Luis Suarez deal in doubt

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A look at all the latest Aston Villa transfer rumours as Steven Gerrard and his men continue their battle towards total safety.

Aston Villa are still battling away to wrap up safety after turning things around under Steven Gerrard, but further improvements may well be needed this summer.

It has been a disruptive season for Villa following the disappointing start and the sacking of Dean Smith, but things are now looking up under new boss Gerrard.

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Still, the Lions are unlikely to reach the goals they set for themselves ahead of this term, and it’s likely those objectives will have to wait until next season.

But to get to a point where they can tick those boxes next season, it’s likely Villa will need to add to their squad in the summer.

And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest Villa transfer news.

Steven Gerrard has made Liverpool star Joe Gomez his number one priority ahead of the summer window as he plots another big-name Aston Villa signing (Football Insider)Steven Gerrard has made Liverpool star Joe Gomez his number one priority ahead of the summer window as he plots another big-name Aston Villa signing (Football Insider)
Steven Gerrard has made Liverpool star Joe Gomez his number one priority ahead of the summer window as he plots another big-name Aston Villa signing (Football Insider)

Gomez race

Aston Villa may not be alone in their reported bid to land centre-back Joe Gomez.

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Gomez has been reported as a priority for Gerrard ahead of this summer, with the Villa boss having failed to strengthen the position in January.

But according to The Athletic, newly cash-rich Newcastle United could also be an option, creating a potential problem for Gerrard and Villa.

Suarez blow

Atletico Madrid star Luis Suarez has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa, with Gerrard reportedly looking to ‘get the band back together’.

Suarez’s contract in the Spanish capital expires this summer, and with his form below its best this season, it has been reported he could leave for nothing.

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But in a blow to Villa’s hopes, it is now being reported in Spain that Suarez could sign a new short-term deal with Atletico Madrid to extend his stay.

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