Aston Villa are thought to be closing in on a deal for Brentford defender Ezri Konsa, according to Sky Sports.
The report suggests that a £12 million move for the England Under 21 international is progressing, which would see the player become Villa’s seventh summer signing.
Villa have already spent around £67 million on six permanent arrivals, with defedner Tyrone Mings the lastest to complete a move to Villa Park.
Konsa could well partner Mings at the heart of Dean Smith’s defence for the upcoming campaign if a deal goes through, with Smith and Konsa previously working together at Griffin Park.
The 21-year-old, who joined the club from Charlton Athletic last summer, looks set to leave Brentford after they signed Pontus Jansson from Leeds United.
Fulham were reportedly keen on the idea of a loan deal for the defender, however, it looks as if a permanent move to Villa Park for Konsa is edging closer.
Who else could make the move to Villa Park this summer?
Holding midfielder Phillips has been a long-term target for Villa, and with the 23-year-old reportedly turning down a new Whites contract, Villa could well step up their pursuit of the Leeds star.
A new goalkeeper appears to be high up on the list of Dean Smith’s priorities, and after ending their interest in Jack Butland, Villa look as if they will go after Burnley’s Heaton.
Kasimpasa wide man Trezeguet is thought to be available for £10m this summer. Dean Smith recently watched the player live, with Watford and Everton also keen on the exciting winger.
A move for Konsa could impact the possibility of Villa bringing back Cahill to the club. However, Dean Smith could still be willing to offer the former Chelsea man a contract following his Stamford Bridge release.
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