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Personal terms ‘agreed’ with Aston Villa closing in on major Premier League transfer

Aston Villa have agreed personal terms ahead of Lucas Digne’s transfer from Everton, according to one source.

Digne is eager to leave Goodison Park after falling out with manager Rafa Benitez last month. The left-back has been out of the team ever since, giving new signing Vitaliy Mykolenko the chance to impress.

Digne looked set to join Chelsea, with Thomas Tuchel hoping to add to his ranks amid Ben Chilwell’s serious ankle problem.

Newcastle were also in the mix, but Fabrizio Romano reports Digne has no intention of linking up with the Magpies.

Aston Villa have now stolen a march on the two clubs by moving into pole position to secure the Frenchman’s services.

According to talkSPORT, the two parties have sorted out personal terms. Digne is now ready to pen a long-term contract in the West Midlands.

The update also reveals a predicted transfer fee. Villa believe £25million will be to enough to agree a deal with Everton.

Such a move would see the Toffees gain a £5m profit on the player, whom they signed from Barcelona in 2018.

Pundit Danny Mills recently gave his take on the transfer. “He’s a fantastic player. Something’s obviously gone wrong at Everton,” the former defender said.

“He doesn’t want to be there, Benitez doesn’t want him there.

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“He’s not really been involved at all. It looks like they are going to try and cash in either now or in the summer.

“They’re not desperate for cash, they don’t have to let him go. It’s not going to do Everton any damage if they sit and wait until the summer.

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“He’s only just signed a new contract so they can sit there and say ‘unless we get the money that we want you’re not going, simple as that’. Everton are still in a strong position at the moment.”

Aston Villa, Liverpool discover Yves Bissouma price tag

Meanwhile, Villa and Liverpool have been told how much it will cost to sign Yves Bissouma from Brighton.

The Athletic state Graham Potter’s side will demand £50m for the central midfielder. His contract runs until 2023, so the Seagulls have no reason to sell in January.

However, that could change over the next few transfer windows if a new contract cannot be agreed.

Numerous Premier League clubs have apparently sent scouts to watch Bissouma, although that interest has yet to result in a bid.

The 25-year-old certainly has the ability to make it at a major club, having been one of Brighton’s top performers in recent seasons.

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