Villa continue to be active in the transfer market as Dean Smith looks to put the final pieces of the jigsaw together before the window closes in early October.
With Villa having moved underwhelming striker Ally Samatta on and rumours linking Anwar El Ghazi to Olympiacos, it’s clear that there is a good chance of yet more movement.
The midfield appears to be the current focal point, especially as there is some foundation in rumours that Villa might leverage John Terry’s Chelsea connection to take either Ross Barkley or Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan.
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A sudden link to Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien has also emerged, with online reports citing that Villa had made a €17.5m bid. However, Dean Smith stated that there was ‘nothing in Villa link‘ when queried at the pre-Fulham press conference.
The former French U-21 international has been a regular for Nice, but the Ligue 1 side are looking to offload talent to balance the books. However, it seems that the central midfielder’s chances of arriving at Villa Park are remote.
A player who could well be on the move is Marvellous Nakamba.
The Zimbabwe international struggled for consistent form last term and finds himself linked with a switch to Turkish giants Galatasary or Samatta’s new club Fenerbahce.
Nakamba remains a head scratcher, who one wonders whether he could be a useful squad player for Villa across a long campaign. Despite looking out of his depth on occasion last term, he has started the season brightly against Burton and made the matchday squad for Villa’s win over Sheffield United.
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