Aston Villa will have to pay £30m if they want to sign Bristol City defender Adam Webster this summer.
The club will have to break their transfer record for the second time this year in order to prise Webster away from the Championship.
According to The Bristol Post, Webster’s price tag has been set at £30m, as they look to keep hold of their star defender.
The report claims that Bristol City are confident that they will be able to retain the services of Webster for another season, amid interest from Watford, Burnley, Newcastle, Everton, Southampton and Aston Villa.
Webster was superb in the Championship for Bristol City last season and it comes as no surprise to see a host of clubs being interested in the Englishman.
Villa are on the lookout for central defenders after Tyrone Mings and Axel Tuanzebe returned to their parent clubs following their loan spells at the club last season.
Potential alternative centre-back options for Villa
After a good season on loan with Derby, Villa could look to bring Tomori in on loan from Chelsea this summer. The England under-21 international would be a solid addition to Dean Smith’s squad.
Although it may happen regardless of a move for Webster, Villa could sign Mings on a permanent deal from Bournemouth. He was sensational on loan to the club in the second half of last season.
The experienced Spanish central defender would be a shrewd addition for Villa. Alvaro would add some steel to Villa’s backline in the Premier League.
Villa could be ambitious and target Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. The Argentine centre-back has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and would be a great signing for Villa.