Aston Villa Transfer Roundup: Blackett-Taylor’s new club, Webster update, approach rejected for Phillips

What does Dean Smith have in store for the rest of the summer transfer window? We are sure to find out over the coming weeks. But Thursday’s Villa transfer roundup includes a confirmed exit, an update in the pursuit of a Championship defender and news on the interest in a 23-year-old English midfielder.

Blackett-Taylor leaves

Corey Blackett-Taylor has joined Tranmere Rovers it was confirmed on Wednesday. The winger signed a two-year contract with the Merseyside outfit after rising through the ranks of Aston Villa’s academy.

Villa to make new bid for Webster

Thursday’s print edition of The Daily Mirror (June 27, page 65) reported that Aston Villa will make an improved bid for Bristol City’s Adam Webster. Sky Sports had reported on Wednesday that the Villans had made a £12m bid for the central defender, with other reports stating that Bristol are holding out for £30m.

Leeds reject Phillips approach

Leeds have knocked back an approach from Aston Villa for midfielder Kalvin Phillips according to Football Insider. The Whites have made it clear Phillips is not for sale as they look to hold onto him at all costs this summer.

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