Manager reacts when requested if he’s signing £25m Everton ace


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Steven Gerrard has indicated that Aston Villa are all in favour of placing a deal for Everton’s Premier League outcast Lucas Digne within the January switch window, talking to The Express. 

While Gerrard was reluctant to provide an excessive amount of away, he did admit that there’s ‘no smoke without fire’. 

At this stage, it feels relatively futile for the Aston Villa boss to distance himself from stories linking Digne to the Second City.

It’s frequent data, in any case, that Villa are prioritising a brand new left-back this month with Everton’s France worldwide the primary goal.  

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According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are anticipated to struggle off competitors from Newcastle, West Ham United and Chelsea with a deal within the area of £25 million edging ever nearer. 

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“We are working hard on targets,” Gerrard admitted when requested about Digne following Monday’s slender 1-0 FA Cup third spherical defeat to Manchester United. 

“It is not respectful to mention any names but there is no smoke without fire and we want to try and improve certain areas of our team and our squad.” 

Digne isn’t the one left-back on Aston Villa’s radar. 

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Bologna whizzkid Aaron Hickey has been linked too, as have a pair of Croatian internationals named Borna; Barisic and Sosa.

The former shone as Gerrard’s Rangers stormed to their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade final season. 

As far as Digne is anxious, swapping Everton for the Holte End might really feel to some like a little bit of a sidewards step. But play down Aston Villa’s ambition at your personal danger.

Bankrolled by billionaires Wes Edens and Nayef Sawiris, Villa have already snapped up Philippe Coutinho on mortgage from Barcelona this month, a deal that actually captured the creativeness even when the Brazil worldwide isn’t the identical participant who left Liverpool for Catalonia 4 years in the past. 

According to The Athletic, Coutinho’s high-profile arrival has gone some technique to convincing Digne that Aston Villa is a membership the place he can realise his personal lofty ambitions. 

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