Philippe Coutinho will likely start against Leeds

Aston Villa have reached an settlement with Barcelona to make the loan transfer for Philippe Coutinho a everlasting one this summer time for effectively beneath the reported preliminary asking worth.

The Brazilian joined Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa in January, and has proved an immediate hit on his return to the Premier League. Now 29 years previous, and off the again of a slender few years exterior of England, the diminutive playmaker has racked up 4 targets and three assists in 14 high flight outings since making the midlands transfer.

And, inserted into the deal was believed to be an choice to buy the participant, which was thought to face at 40m euros ought to Gerrard and co. want to take action. Nonetheless, as per stories in Spain, a everlasting deal is now anticipated to be struck for lower than half of that.

This will likely be music to the ears of Aston Villa followers, who’ve loved the moments of magic dropped at them by the previous Liverpool man, and who will possible proceed to reap the rewards of Gerrard’s contacts within the transfer market.

What subsequent for Watkins?

One man whose future is much less clear is Villa striker Ollie Watkins, who has caught the attention of West Ham and Arsenal this 12 months.

And, as per the Guardian, it’s West Ham who’re at present chasing the former-Brentford man most diligently, with rumours of a transfer price as much as £50m within the pipeline.

David Moyes’ aspect actually have that cash to spend, having seen a similar-sized bid for Darwin Nunez rejected within the dying embers of the January transfer window. Nonetheless, whether or not they can be prepared to half with it with a purpose to safe Ollie Watkins fairly than the Uruguayan is one other matter,

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Premier League desk

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 35 68 86
2 Liverpool FC 35 64 83
3 Chelsea FC 35 39 67
4 Arsenal FC 35 14 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 35 20 62
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 1 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 -4 47
10 Crystal Palace 35 4 44
11 Aston Villa 34 0 43
12 Brentford FC 36 -8 43
13 Newcastle United 36 -21 43
14 Leicester City 34 -7 42
15 Southampton FC 36 -20 40
16 Everton FC 34 -19 35
17 Burnley FC 35 -17 34
18 Leeds United 35 -35 34
19 Watford FC 35 -38 22
20 Norwich City 35 -53 21
Participant Team Targets
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 20
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 13
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 13
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 12
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 10
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 10
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 10
Raphinha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 10

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