Hello and welcome to Saturdays’s LIVE Aston Villa coverage from BirminghamLive.
Right here, we’ll be keeping you informed on all the key developments as Villa’s transfer window ticks along.
All the latest Villa news, views rumours will be added to this live blog throughout the day, with new signings and transfers linked to the club.
Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma still remain the key targets for Villa following Brentford’s play-off final defeat earlier in the the week – so will be keeping a close eye on the situation concerning those two players.
They are just two names on the list though – with incoming technical director Johan Lange is the man tasked with delving into the market on Villa’s behalf this summer as he looks to arm Dean Smith with the tools he needs to keep the club in the Premier League again – as a centre-forward signing remains key to the club.
On Friday, Rob Mackenzie joined Lange as the club’s head of recruitment, the former Leicester City and Spurs guru will be part of Villa’s revamped transfer strategy.
Criag Shakespeare was also announced as Smith looks to refresh his non-playing staff as well.
Jack Grealish continues to dominate Villa talk, the midfielder linked with a big money move away this summer with Manchester United and Arsenal both linked.
So stay with us on today’s blog and be sure to check back for all the latest Villa transfer news and opinion.