Idrissa Gueye travelling to Birmingham for Aston Villa talks

According to RMC, Lille defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye will be in Birmingham today for contract talks with Premier League side Aston Villa.

Marseille (€8m + €1m bonus), West Ham (€10m + bonus) and Crystal Palace (unknown) have all made offers but none of these sides have reached Lille’s €12.5m evaluation for the player, unlike Aston Villa whose offer totals at €12.7m.

Southampton are also very interested and had previously made offers for the player, time will tell whether this piece of news will trigger other Premier League sides into a bidding war. The player’s two core ambitions are to play in the Premier League and in the Champions League. Entering English airspace, who knows what might happen. Villa lead, but a deal is not done.

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