Aston Villa have had a £30million provide for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby rejected.
The membership has made the signing of the 24-year-old expertise a precedence in current weeks, after first figuring out the Frenchman in 2021 as an possibility to switch Jack Grealish following his £100m transfer to Manchester Metropolis.
When rebuffed, Villa as a substitute plumped for Diaby’s then-team-mate Leon Bailey, though as Mail Sport reported on Wednesday, the membership are ready to let the Jamaica worldwide go away this summer time as Unai Emery finesses his squad in preparation for European soccer.
It didn’t take lengthy for Leverkusen to reject the provide from Villa, because the Bundesliga facet are believed to worth the participant at £50m.
Diaby has beforehand attracted curiosity from Arsenal, Newcastle, and Manchester United, however the Midlands membership are motivated to land the winger after makes an attempt to win the signatures of Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams and Barcelona’s Ferran Torres have been fruitless.
Aston Villa have had their opening £30m provide for Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby rejected
Unai Emery is engaged on fine-tuning his squad to make sure their readiness for European soccer
Diaby has drawn the attention of various golf equipment because of his versatility. He can play on both flank however may also function by the center, making him a pretty possibility for Villa who’re in search of each a winger and a ahead.
The membership will doubtless desk a second provide for the participant nearer to Leverkusen’s desired worth level in a bid to carry Diaby to Birmingham.
Emery, with the serving to of the membership’s new sporting director Monchi, is anticipating a summer time of environment friendly enterprise because the Villans prepared themselves for a spell within the Europa Convention League after a profitable seventh-place end on the finish of final season.
Villa has already recruited Pau Torres from Villarreal in a £33m deal to lure the centre again to Villa Park, and Youri Tielemans moved from relegated Leicester as a free agent within the membership’s first transfer of the summer time.
One other stumbling block for the membership of their pursuit of Diaby is the previous Paris Saint-Germain’s participant’s desire for Champions League soccer.
While Villa cannot provide the attacker that instantly, the long-term plan of billionaire homeowners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens is to interrupt by to English soccer’s elite within the coming seasons.
This week the membership introduced the signing of defender Pau Torres from Villarreal for £33m
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