Aston Villa have been busy strengthening their squad ahead of their maiden campaign back in the Premier League.
Dean Smith’s team won promotion by beating Derby County in the Play-Off Final back in May.
Since then several new additions have arrived at the club, with their spending spree showing no signs of slowing down.
With that in mind, the Villa boss could well choose to offload some of his fringe players.
One of those could be defender James Chester who, according to the Daily Star, is attracting interest from Leeds United.
The Whites are keen to bolster their ranks ahead of another push towards promotion, with Chester on Bielsa’s shopping list.
With the 30-year-old out of contract during next summer, the Villans could well be willing to do a deal.
Chester is a popular figure at Villa Park and some supporters have taken to Twitter to offer their thoughts.
The general consensus is that the centre-back should be kept around the club – unless an astronomical offer is made by Leeds.
The Whites are reportedly preparing a £7.5 million bid but Villa fans are keen on their club doing business.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from Aston Villa fans after the news of Leeds’ interest in James Chester:
Straight swap for Phillips and they have a deal.
— Shaun Sandell (@pl6pilgrim) July 18, 2019
No thanks, your being tight with Phillips, we’ll be tight with Chester. DS hopes to use him too
— Archie Davies (@adaviesavfc) July 18, 2019
Not a chance unless he wants the move
— spike (@nspikey) July 18, 2019
I’d let Chester make the call. After what he has done does he want to be back up at villa or main main at Leeds? If he wants to play more then the loyalty we show is to let him go
— Brian Escudier (@EscudierBrian) July 18, 2019
Tell them 30 million ! 👍👍
— Premier League Villan (@MidlandTopDogs) July 18, 2019
NOT FOR SALE!
— Darryl Pitts avfc (@darrylpitts) July 18, 2019
really do not want him to go, but if he does… more than that?
— ᒍOE ᗯ 🦁 (@Joey_mlw) July 18, 2019
Somebody having a laugh ! #utv
— BobV3 (@BobVee3) July 18, 2019