Aston Villa close to first signing of the summer – report

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According to new reports, Aston Villa is closing in on Nottingham Forest full-back Matty Cash. Following reports in Athletic claiming Villa’s initial £ 10million offer was rejected, the Telegraph now says Villa has doubled its interest and increased its offer.

The right-back could now become Villa’s first signing of the Summer Window and, hopefully, for Villa fans, the start of a series of busy announcements.

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While the transfer window has been hectic in terms of rumors and ties, the Villans are yet to make a splash – which could change very quickly.

The report says Villa has now increased their bid to £ 12million, prompting Forest to part ways with Cash now that the money is ‘fair’.

The Reds had valued Cash at £ 15million, but Villa’s new offer – with add-ons – could meet their expectations and move negotiations forward, with Villa ahead of other clubs.

Dean Smith’s side could agree on a fee very soon and are confident their upfront fee of £ 12million will be enough to secure a deal.

Cash switched positions last season as Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest charged up the table, but the team missed the play-offs – heralding Cash’s departure from the club.

He would arrive at Villa not only as a competition for Villa’s current right-backs Frederic Guilbert and Ahmed Elmohamady, but as an option on the wing. This flexibility will be a boost for Smith who is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of the 20/21 season.

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