Hello and welcome to Saturday’s LIVE Aston Villa coverage from BirminghamLive.
We will be keeping you informed on all the key developments across today as Villa’s transfer window gathers pace and the new season draws closer.
We will be adding all the latest Villa news, views and rumours to our live blog throughout the day, with new signings and transfers continually linked to the club.
Brentford duo Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma remain top targets while there are links regarding Bournemouth duo Harry Wilson and Philip Billing, while shock rumours surrounding young Liverpool duo Rhian Brewster and Marko Grujic.
Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica – valued at £20 million-plus – continues to be the name associated with Aston Villa with murmurs continuing to suggest the Kosovan remains reluctant to make the switch to B6.
This week, we’ve also heard from Dean Smith for the first time down at Villa’s training camp in Wales, and he said of new arrivals: “Wheels are in motion, that was the reason I stopped back, to sit down with Johan (Lange) and strategically plan what we are going to do.”
So stay with us for today’s transfer blog, below , and be sure to check back for all the latest Villa transfer news and opinion.