Aston Villa transfer update: Idrissa Gueye twist, Luis Alberto targeted

General view before the game - Villa Park

We round up all the transfer news involving Aston Villa...

General view before the game - Villa Park

Gueye twist

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban

According to The Sun, West Ham United are willing to rival Everton in the chase for Aston Villa’s Idrissa Gueye.

Everton had activated Gueye’s release clause and the midfielder looked set to move to Goodison Park.

However, West Ham have made a last ditch effort to sign the Villa star, which could dent Ronald Koeman’s hopes of landing him.

Luis Alberto

Liverpool's Luis Alberto celebrates goal

According to the Express, Aston Villa are preparing a bid for Liverpool’s Luis Alberto.

The Spaniard has become a forgotten man at Anfield, and he looks certain to leave.

With Villa looking to add a forward to their ranks, they have reportedly seen Alberto as a good option and could submit a £6 million bid in the near future.

And finally…

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair has a shot saved by Newcastle's Karl Darlow

Scott Sinclair continues to interest Celtic, with Brendan Rodgers’ side now submitting their fifth bid for the attacker (Daily Record).

Celtic have made an offer worth £3 million for Sinclair, but Villa are said to be holding out for more.

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