Report: Aston Villa have £10 million to spend in January

Aston Villa want to invest funds in January to give themselves a chance of survival.

According to a report in the Telegraph, Remi Garde has a budget of £10 million for the January transfer window.

Aston Villa’s hierarchy held an emergency meeting earlier this week, where they set out their plans for the January transfer window.

And Villa’s board decided that investment was needed, if they were to have any chance of surviving this season.

The Claret and Blues are currently eight points adrift of safety, but they still plan to invest in the coming weeks.

Villa want to complete a number of transfers, with both loan and permanent moves targeted.

The Telegraph say that Garde will try to persuade Chelsea striker Loic Remy and Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy to join his side’s survival fight, but he will also have some funds to spend on permanent additions.

Although Villa do not want to risk putting themselves in financial jeopardy, given the large possibility of being relegated, they will have around £10 million to play with, as they seek an injection of quality.

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