Aston Villa transfer update: Dramatic twist in Ross McCormack chase; two players set to leave

General view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest - Villa Park

We round up the latest news involving Aston Villa's transfer search.

General view before the game - Villa Park

McCormack twist

Leeds' Ross McCormack

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are set to sign Ross McCormack, after a sensational last minute development.

McCormack looked destined to join Norwich City, but Villa have gazumped their Championship rivals in the bidding for the striker.

Villa could now sign McCormack from Fulham in the next few hours, for a fee of £12 million.

Idrissa Gueye

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye

Everton have completed a move for Idrissa Gueye, with the transfer being announced earlier this afternoon. 

Gueye has penned a four-year contract at Everton, and he has become Ronald Koeman's side's second signing of the summer. 

Villa had wanted to keep hold of the midfielder, but Everton met his release clause.

And finally….

Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark

Newcastle United are closing in on completing a deal for Ciaran Clark (Sky Sports).

The Villa defender is set to move to St. James’ Park in a £5 million deal, after Newcastle met his release clause.

Clark underwent his medical on Tyneside earlier today.

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