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Aston Villa able to rekindle £60 million deal as contract negotiations stall

Aston Villa ready to rekindle £60 million deal as contract negotiations stall

Aston Villa are reportedly able to rekindle their curiosity in a possible club-record transfer for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, as contract negotiations at Elland Street have stalled.

Phillips is below contract with Leeds till 2024, which means that come the summer time the Yorkshire aspect must money in on their asset or lengthen his deal with the intention to keep away from dropping him on a budget within the yr to return.

And, it was thought that he was near signing a brand new cope with the membership, with the participant himself regarded as eager on staying at Elland Street past his present contract. Nonetheless, that has been thrown up into the air, and the dependable John Percy of the Telegraph experiences that talks have stalled over a brand new deal, maybe hinging on whether or not Leeds stay a prime flight membership come the top of the season.

And Villa are prepared to shell out a membership report £60 million to get their man, it has been revealed. The report claims that ‘Gerrard needs a participant who will ‘display’ in entrance of his back-four and transfer Villa up the pitch, and Phillips possesses all of the qualities required.’

Nonetheless, it is not going to be easy. The truth is ‘Villa’s transfer for Phillips will likely be difficult, with Leeds decided to maintain the talismanic midfielder and their resolve more likely to be emboldened by avoiding relegation to the Championship’.

Phillips returned to the Leeds aspect as a second-half substitute, after months on the sideline by way of harm, to an enormous ovation at Elland Street as Southampton held Leeds to a 1-1 draw. His return will likely be a serious increase to Jesse Marsch and his hopes of holding Leeds within the prime flight come the top of the season.

Bissouma the choice

One other identify talked about by Percy is that of Yves Bissouma, who was seemingly set for a transfer to an even bigger membership than Aston Villa final summer time, with Arsenal and Liverpool each sniffing across the Brighton man.

Such hyperlinks have since gone chilly, nonetheless, and whereas Villa had a £25 million bid turned down in January, the Mali midfielder may have simply 12 months left on his Seagulls contract come the Summer season, and is in all chance to depart for a cut-price charge.

Aston Villa ready to rekindle £60 million deal as contract negotiations stall

Yves Bissouma is more likely to go away Brighton on a budget this summer time as he enters the ultimate yr of his contract (Photograph by Clive Brunskill/Getty Photographs)

Whether or not or not his fortunes will take him to Villa Park or elsewhere stays to be seen.

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