A select round-up of the latest transfer news relating to Aston Villa…
Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew shoots at goal
Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has claimed on social networking site Twitter that Jordan Ayew will not leave the club in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old forward has been linked with a move away from Villa this summer.
According to The Birmingham Mail, Premier League duo West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United are interested in securing the services of the Ghana international.
It has been reported that West Brom will miss out on the forward to London club West Ham.
The Chinese businessman has also suggested that the Villans are looking to sign a midfielder and a striker this summer.
Dr Tony Xia
West Ham are closing in on the signing of Jordan Ayew, beating West Brom to his signature. [Birmingham Mail] #AVFC— VillaRelated (@VillaRelated) August 8, 2016
No more rumors re JA. We will make him a successful career with club's journey to be greatest club again! https://t.co/VvNYRZ7s0c— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 8, 2016
@Dr_TonyXia we need a quality Midfielder and another quality striker to get us out of this division good 2nd half display#FightlikeLions— Woodsie (@woodyvillians) August 8, 2016
We all know that&have been working on this for weeks! https://t.co/eCyz3ioPci— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 8, 2016
Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout in action
French club Saint-Etienne have reportedly opened talks with Villa over the transfer of Jordan Veretout.
It has been reported that Villa are willing to let Veretout leave this summer, with Spanish club Real Betis also claimed to be interested in the Frenchman.
Meanwhile, Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed that he still wants to sign more players in the summer transfer window.
“We are still in the transfer market and looking to add to the squad as well,” Di Matteo told Villa’s official website. “It’s difficult to say how different the team will look in a month. It depends on the amount of players coming in or going out. I think we have a good core now.”
Roberto Di Matteo