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.