Aston Villa told to sign Sarr amid Chukwuemeka reveal
All the latest transfer news and rumors surrounding Aston Villa ahead of their clash with Chelsea.
Villa have struggled to fight back in recent weeks, now on a four-game unbeaten streak, but they have found victories hard to come by this season. Steven Gerrard’s men have won just twice so far this season, and they need to get back into shape if they are to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle early on.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have now won each of their last four games, returning to form under Graham Potter, and they will present a stern test.
Carney Chukwuemeka has reportedly rejected a huge offer from Aston Villa to seal his departure. Chukwuemeka ended up joining Chelsea in the summer after entering the final year of his contract with Villa.
The young midfielder didn’t want to write new terms and Villa decided to maximize the profits from the young talent. But Evening Standard have now revealed Villa are in fact offering £100,000 a week, putting a huge deal on the table. Chukwuemeka rejected the deal and joined Chelsea.
Former Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor has told his former club to sign Watford striker Ismaila Sarr in the January transfer window.
“We’re running out of pace,” he told Football Insider. “There was talk about Sarr coming in and he didn’t come. We need someone like him who can open up the defenses with speed. It’s just a shame at the moment to see how my team is playing. .
Sarr was linked with Villa and Newcastle in the summer window, but ended up staying at Watford. However, he could well become a target for clubs again this winter.