Aston Villa transfer round-up: Gueye passes medical, interest shown in Tshibola

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Aston Villa from the past 24 hours...

Villa’s hunt for midfield reinforcements looks to have taken off, with The Guardian claiming Lille midfielder Idriss Gueye has passed a medical and agreed terms on a four-year deal .

The midfielder has been the subject of interest from several Premier League clubs, as per the Daily Mail, but looks on course to join Tim Sherwood’s team subject to obtaining a work permit.

Villa look set to do battle with Newcastle for Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola, according to The Daily Mirror.

The 20-year old is one of the Royals' brightest prospects and starred on loan at Hartlepool in the second half of last season, but his lack of senior experience means he remains one for the future.

Sherwood’s bid to bring in Everton's Luke Garbutt on loan next season looks to be gaining momentum with the club willing to include a recall clause in the offer, as reported by the Express and Star.

Garbutt has been the subject of attention from various Premier League clubs but Villa will be hoping the terms of their latest offer gives them the edge.

Finally, Danish flop Nicklas Helenius has ended his Villa nightmare with a move back to AaB Aalborg, as per the Birmingham Mail.

The 24-year old joined for £1.2 million two years ago but leaves on a free transfer having made only six appearances for the Villans.

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