Aston Villa are excited by Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma as he enters the ultimate 18 months of his contract.
Bissouma, 25, is with Mali forward of the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on Sunday – dwell on Sky Sports activities.
In his information convention on Thursday, Brighton supervisor Graham Potter mentioned he expects all his gamers to remain on the membership on this wndow.
Villa have already agreed a deal to convey Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho again to the Premier League on mortgage.
The settlement, which is topic to the participant finishing a medical and receiving a piece allow, additionally contains an choice to purchase and Coutinho will journey to Birmingham within the subsequent 48 hours.
Villa are paying lower than 50 per cent of Coutinho’s weekly wage, plus bonuses, Sky Sports activities Information has been advised.
It’s understood that Villa are additionally excited by signing a left-back this month, with Bologna’s highly-rated Scottish defender Aaron Hickey into consideration.
The 19-year-old left-back moved to Italian facet Bologna in the summertime of 2020, after breaking via at Hearts.
He has performed 19 video games in Serie A already this season, scoring 4 objectives.
Gerrard was initially impressed by Hickey’s performances for Hearts in opposition to his Rangers workforce in Scotland, and is known to imagine he may adapt nicely to the Premier League.
Requested in regards to the membership’s hunt for a left-back on Thursday, Villa boss Gerrard mentioned: “We’re analysing just a few completely different positions, in our workforce and in our squad the place we will look to strengthen.
“That’s occurring behind the scenes, there’s nothing to report by way of particular person names or areas of what is going on on.”
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