Aston Villa prepare for big Summer clear-out!

It is expected that Villa will continue to be one of the busier clubs during this Summer transfer window.
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Having already sold three players and signed another five since the beginning of the transfer window just two and a half weeks ago, Aston Villa have been one of the busiest clubs in a bid to meet Profit and Sustanability Rules and to build a better squad ahead of next season. Unai Emery, Monchi and the rest of the Villa recruitment team have been working tirelessly to ensure deals were complete by 30th June in order to abide by PSR regulations and avoid potential punishment. Now that stage has been passed, Villa will look to continue to build their squad ahead of a challenging Premier League and Champions League campaign.

Villa have already seen Douglas Luiz leave for Juventus (£42 million), Tim Iroegbunam head to Everton (up to £13 million) and talented youngster Omari Kellyman depart for Chelsea (£19 million) and it is likely more will follow out the Villa Park door.

Here is a list of those that are believed to be heading towards the exit door.

Matty Cash

It is believed that whilst Cash is not high on the priority list to move on this summer, should a club meet Emery's valuation for the player then it is more than likely Cash will leave.

The club have placed a price tag of £30 million on his name and despite the price being high, there is clear interest from both AC and Inter Milan. It is believed that both clubs have asked Villa to lower their asking price for the Polish international and Villa may well do that if it means they will make healthy profit on the £17 million that they paid Nottingham Forest for his services back in September 2020.

Cash made 46 appearances for Villa last season and started more than half of Villa's Premier League fixtures. He was a crucial figure for Villa but there have been calls from the fans to let Cash leave in the hope of signing an upgrade. Cash has three years left on the contract extension signed in 2022 and may prove difficult to move on should they need to with the player happy at the club and excited to play Champions League football at Villa Park.

Alex Moreno

It is believed that the Spanish defender is seeking a move back to his homeland this Summer following a frustrating 2023/24 season at Villa.

Moreno signed for Villa in January 2023 and his connection with Jacob Ramsey down the left hand side of the pitch proved to transform the way the team played and was a vital reason Aston Villa qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League.

However, the season that followed was one that was plagued by injury and when Moreno did eventually return to the team he found it difficult to show the form he had shown previously. This resulted in Lucas Digne cementing his place at left-back and leaving Moreno with little game time.

Calum Chambers

With just 12 months left on his current deal Villa will be keen to move Chambers on and bring in a small fee this summer.

The club had previously attempted to move Chambers on and despite the likes of Hull City and West Brom keen to sign him in January, he decided to remain at Villa and fight for his place.

""As a professional I decided, even last summer, to let him leave and the same in January. He decided to stay here and I always respect him""

Unai Emery

Chambers made just five appearances for Villa last season, three of those coming in the Europa Conference League. It is highly likely that Chambers will finally move on in the next couple of months.

Philippe Coutinho

Despite many reports, including from Fabrizio Romano, claiming that Coutinho and the club have agreed to terminate the players contract ahead of a move to Brazilian side Vasco da Gama, no official announcement has yet been released.

Local reports in Brazil contrast that information however and believe that Coutinho will be joining Vasco on loan from Villa.

Villa will be very keen to have Coutinho's wages removed from the books going forward as he is one of the highest earners at the club.

Jhon Duran

The young Colombian has certainly been trying his best to burn the bridges he has built with Aston Villa since his arrival in January 2023. Duran has been active on Social Media in his attempts to force a move to Chelsea and it was reported the two clubs had agreed a deal worth £40 million a couple of weeks ago.

However, due to potential issues with the forwards wage demands the deal has stalled and Chelsea may be looking elsewhere. West Ham have also been linked with a move for the man who scored 8 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions for Villa last season.

The club are keen to get a deal agreed and move Duran on this summer should the £40 million for his signature be received. It would represent healthy profit for a player who has started just three Premier League games since signing for a fee of £15 million from the MLS 18 months ago.

Diego Carlos

Diego Carlos is likely to be another member of the Villa squad that departs this summer with the club happy to listen to offers for the Brazilian centre-back.

The 31-year-old joined Villa two years ago and after suffering a ruptured Achilles on his home debut against Everton, he missed almost the enirety of his first season. In his second season, Carlos played a much bigger part and his Man of the Match performances home and away against Arsenal showed the capabilities he has.

However, as an older player on high wages it is clear Villa are happy to let Carlos go and replace him with a better player this summer. Carlos has two years left on his deal and will look to get back most of the £26 million they spent on him two years ago.

Leander Dendoncker

Following a hugely disappointing loan spell with Napoli, the Italian club have confirmed they do not wish to sign the Belgian international on a permanent basis.

Dendoncker joined the Italian giants in January and played a total of 21 minutes across his four month spell at the club.

Villa will be looking to achieve a fee of around £6-8 million for the midfielder.

The club will also be looking at the resolving the situations of Kaine Kesler-Hayden and Lino Sousa and will decide soon whether they will be part of the plans or be loaned out to Championship clubs ahead of next season.

Villa fans - fasten your seatbelts for a hectic and busy transfer window!