Aston Villa transfer rumours December 2020; Dean Smith interested in two wingers

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Alley Sport brings you the Aston Villa transfer rumours from today. With Aston Villa losing their 4th game in their last 5 Premier League matches after an embarrassing 2-1 loss to West Ham United, manager Dean Smith would be looking to bring in new faces in January.

Aston Villa transfer rumours; Mandzukic denied a free transfer

Aston Villa were supposedly after Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic a month ago. The villains wanted to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist to Villa Park on a free transfer, but the 34-year-old said no to the transfer. This is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that the ex-Juventus man denied the opportunity to join Dean Smith’s Villa as well as Bologna in Italy. He now plays for Qatari club Al-Duhail.

Mario Mandzukic said no to Villa last month. (Getty Images) Aston Villa transfer rumours
Mario Mandzukic said no to Villa last month. (Getty Images) Aston Villa transfer rumours

However, the club is not doing too badly with ex-Brentford striker Ollie Watkins firing on all cylinders. However, a player like Madnzukic would have shared the goal-scoring load from the young striker and brought world-class pedigree at the club.

Aston Villa after two wingers

Aston Villa are said to be interested in 27-year-old French winger Florian Thauvin as he enters into the final months of his contracts with French club Marseille. Thauvin would offer quality competition to the Villa frontline and may even be the starting right-winger if he joins in January.

Villa are also said to be interested in Kosovo winger Milot Rashica and are tipped to make a bid in January for the 24-year-old Werder Bremen winger.

Aston Villa transfer rumors; Grealish subject of interest by big clubs

Jack Grealish is the center of Aston Villa transfer rumors going into January. (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Jack Grealish is the center of Aston Villa transfer rumors going into January. (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Jack Grealish’s best season in a Villa shirt is not going unnoticed. Both Manchester City and Arsenal have show interest in him, and Manchester City, in particular, have made him their number 1 target.

Dean Smith would do well to keep the 25-year-old winger, but if he does decide to sell him, Grealish’s new contract at Aston Villa recently means the club will receive ample money for him.

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