Aston Villa transfer news LIVE: €3.5m deal reached, latest Gallagher, Iroegbunam stance

welcome to BirminghamLive’s coverage of all the latest AstonVilla forward news to Monday, June 20as Steven Gerrard looks to continue the club’s summer recruitment drive ahead of his first pre-season in charge.

Latest news and reports claim that West Bromwich Albion and Watford are two clubs interested in Villa striker Cameron Archer, following his impressive form for Preston and England U21. Watford are also reportedly considering a move for Keinan Davis, although Nottingham Forest are leading the race to sign him, while Manchester United have reportedly offered Christian Eriksen a contract.

Boubacar Kamara joined Villa on a free transfer from Marseille and was soon followed at Villa Park by £26m defender Diego Carlos from Sevilla. Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen have also signed permanent contracts after initial loan moves.

While more arrivals are expected in the coming weeks, there will also be a focus on moving players out of the club. Matt Targett has completed a £15m move to Newcastle United but other players will follow him away as head coach Gerrard shapes the Villa squad to his liking.

These potential sales could increase Gerrard’s transfer budget this summer, with Villa keen to sign another left-back, with links to RSC Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez. He is also on the hunt for another midfielder and striker to add to his attacking arsenal ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

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