Dean Smith has already been one of the busiest Premier League managers during this summer transfer window, signing four players, and he is unlikely to stop there.
Today’s Aston Villa transfer roundup includes interest in a rival top-tier striker, talks to sign an English full-back and the pursuit of a Ligue 1 midfielder.
Football Insider is reporting that Villa are interested in taking Charlie Austin to Villa Park. And the same report even says that preliminary contact has been made by the Villains about the possibility of bringing Austin to the Midlands. Sheffield United are also interested.
According to Sky Sports, Villa are also in talks with Southampton in regards to left-back Matt Targett. The former England U21 international is 23 years old and has made 61 appearances so far for the Saints.
Journalist Manu Lonjon is reporting that Villa are interested in taking Angers’ Baptiste Santamaria to England. The 24-year-old midfielder played in every single one of his side’s Ligue 1 games last season, scoring one goal throughout.