Aston Villa are plotting a move to hijack Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale deal, Football Insider can reveal.
Chris Wilder’s side had an £18.5million bid for the goalkeeper, 22, accepted by Bournemouth on Saturday as they close in on a landmark signing.
A Villa source has told Football Insider the club are eyeing a dramatic ambush of United’s Ramsdale pursuit after putting out feelers over the weekend.
It is said that the England Under-21 international’s move to Bramall Lane is “not yet a done deal” as he has yet to finalise personal terms with the club.
Bournemouth have given up hope of holding on to one of their prize assets following relegation to the Championship.
Intriguingly, Dean Smith is in the market for a new goalkeeper this window and has now set his sights on Ramsdale.