Timo Werner affecting striker move (Mirror)
Jean-Kevin Augustin has been linked with a move to Aston Villa this summer, with Dean Smith seemingly keen to bring in a new striker to provide competition to Wesley Moraes and Jonathan Kodjia.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has cropped up on Villa’s shortlist. But what could be affecting Augustin’s move to Villa Park is the future of German superstar Timo Werner – with Augustin currently playing back-up to Werner.
The RB Leipzig ace continues to be linked with a move to Bayern Munich but a move is unclear. As Werner’s future remains unclear, Villa will miss out on Augustin.
Brentford want just £10m for Said Benrahma (Mirror)
Brentford playmaker Benrahma is arguably the most likely signing to be made by Villa on deadline day, if the Midlands club are to add to their 12 new signings this summer. Now, an asking price has been revealed.
Talks are ongoing for the 23-year-old – who was signed by Dean Smith for a bargain £1.5million from OGC Nice in the summer of 2018 at Brentford. He has had a hand in 28 goals in 45 Brentford appearances.
Now, Villa have been told that they can sign the gifted midfielder for just £10million.