Aston Villa make enquiry for Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker with club braced for offers for Douglas Luiz


Aston Villa make initial £10m offer for Leander Dendoncker just days after Everton had approach for Wolves midfielder rejected… with deal opening up path for Douglas Luiz to join Arsenal if completed

  • Aston Villa have made initial £10m bid for Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker 
  • Dendoncker saw an approach from Everton rebuffed earlier in the week 
  • He wants to leave Wolves due to game time, having not started last three games 
  • Villa also asked about Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on Wednesday 

Aston Villa have made an initial £10million bid to Wolves for midfielder Leander Dendocker.

Dendoncker is an attractive option as he can play in two central midfield roles as well as in defence.

Dendoncker saw an approach from Everton rebuffed earlier in the week and is keen to leave Molineux for more game time.

Aston Villa have made an enquiry for Wolves’ versatile midfielder Leander Dendoncker

Villa also asked about Chelsea's Conor Gallagher but he has eight other top-flight suitors

Villa also asked about Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher but he has eight other top-flight suitors

If completed, the move could open up a path for Douglas Luiz to join Arsenal. 

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Both Villa and Wolves have also shown a strong interest in Craig Dawson, the West Ham centre-back.

Villa also asked about Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher on Wednesday but the 22-year-old has eight Premier League clubs waiting to see whether his club will allow him out today.

Dendoncker has made five appearances for Wolves this season but has not started any of their last three top-flight games. 

Villa are braced for offers for Douglas Luiz today (right) with Arsenal considering a move

Villa are braced for offers for Douglas Luiz today (right) with Arsenal considering a move

Gallagher meanwhile started in Chelsea’s recent Premier League games against Leeds and Leicester but was sent off against the Foxes.

The Belgium and England internationals though could be a replacement for Luiz, with Arsenal considering a dramatic deadline day move.

Earlier on Thursday it emerged Liverpool had been sounded out over a move for the Brazilian as Jurgen Klopp sought cover for his injury-plagued squad.

But the Reds have now switched their attention to Juventus outcast Arthur Melo and look set to complete a loan deal for the Brazilian by the 11pm deadline. 

Luiz’s current deal at Villa Park is set to expire next summer but the 24-year-old could be set for an early exit.

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