Aston Villa need to raise £40million to fend off the Financial Fair Play restrictions that could come into place and clubs are looking to take full advantage of the situation.
The Villans will know that they will need to offload a number of their stars this summer and have already seen a few depart Villa Park.
Steve Bruce will be desperate to keep as many of the remaining players he still has, although he will realise that his hands are tied and will be bracing himself for incoming offers.
The report states that the Villans want around £10million for James Chester, who has emerged as a target for Stoke City in recent days. The club have already rejected a £5m bid, whilst the Potters are thought to make an improved offer of £7m.
Villa are expected to continue to hold out for the figure they want, as it is being claimed that the club still owe West Bromwich Albion some of the transfer fee for the Wales international when he signed in 2016.
Aston Villa will be hoping they can hold out for the £10m fee they want for Chester, despite clubs knowing their desperation to reduce the wage bill and slash costs around the club.
Knowing that they still owe the Baggies a fee from the transfer that brought him to Villa Park, this is a possible deal that could take a long time to do and could go right to the wire.
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