Sport Newcastle, Fulham and Leeds keen on free French defender

23:15  16 july  2017
23:15  16 july  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Villa agree to sell Amavi to La Liga side

  Villa agree to sell Amavi to La Liga side The Birmingham Mail have revealed that Aston Villa have announced the transfer of Jordan Amavi to Spanish side Sevvilla, subject to the French international passing a medical. The two clubs have been negotiating for the last week, and they have finally agreed on a deal for the 23-year old defender. As a result, Amavi will now leave Villa’s training camp in Portugal and fly to Spain, where he will complete his medical before signing a five-year contract. It is understood that the La Liga side will pay Villa £8 million for his services. Amavi arrived at Villa Park two years ago for a fee of £8 million. The Frenchman settled in well and the Villa Park faithful liked what they were seeing, but he ended up missing a considerable chunk of the season after he picked up a serious knee injury while away on international duty with the France U21s team. Since his return from his injury, he has not shown the talent that he showcased when he first arrived, and he had a pretty torrid time at left-back last season. As a result, many Villa fans won’t be sad to see him go, but will be happy that the club managed to recuperate what they paid for him.

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Newcastle are reportedly keen to land promising youngster Harold Voyer this summer, but face competition from Leeds and Fulham.

According to a report from French news outlet Foot Mercato, the Magpies are holding an interest in the 20-year-old defender and could be ready to swoop in the near future.

Voyer was released from PSG in recent weeks at the end of his contract, with the French giants opting against offering him a new deal at the club. This has led to a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, and Newcastle are touted with interest in the defender.

The youngster is available on a free transfer this summer and will have his pick of the destinations at hand. Although a move to Newcastle is undoubtedly the most lucrative on paper, at 20 he will be keen to play regular first-team football.

This could prompt Voyer to favour a move to the Championship, where he’s likely to get more game time.

Newcastle hopeful of pipping Fulham to striker .
Newcastle United appear to be on the lookout for a striker this summer and according to the Chronicle, they are hopeful of pipping Fulham to the signing of Diego Rolan. The Bordeaux forward is looking set for a summer exit from the French club and although Fulham appeared to be leading the race, the Magpies are still in with a genuine chance of landing him. A full Uruguay international, Rolan is ready for a new challenge. He’s said to be keen on making his mark in the Premier League and is relishing the prospect of a test away from Bordeaux. The 24-year-old would reportedly be available for a fee of just £5 million this summer; something that would certainly appeal to Rafa Benitez as he looks to add more firepower to his attacking ranks. Fulham appear to hold the most interest in Rolan, with the Cottagers having already made an offer, but the striker would surely prefer a switch to Newcastle given the attraction of Premier League football.

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