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Villa prepare offers for Onuachu, Chukwueze


Aston Villa will look to bring Paul Onuachu to the Premier League during the January transfer window.

Onuachu is expected to be in the news again when the transfer window reopens in the winter.

The Nigeria international has been in the headlines over the years as a result of his goal scoring prowess for Belgian Pro League outfit, KRC Genk.

Onuachu scored 33 goals in 38 league appearances for the Smurfs two seasons ago.

The forward was also the club’s top scorer last term with 21 goals in 35 league outings.

This season, he has already registered 13 goals in 14 league appearances.

The Midlands club are looking to add more firepower to their attack despite new manager, Unai Emery, having Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings at his disposal.

Villa are also tracking Onuachu’s international teammate, Samuel Chukwueze.

Emery and Chukwueze worked together at Villarreal before the Spaniard returned to England a few weeks ago.

Emery is keen to reunite with the Nigeria international, who has also been courted by Chelsea and Liverpool in the past.

According to Football Insider via TMW, Aston Villa are willing to pay €40m to secure the services of the pacy winger.

Villarreal could be tempted to sell Chukwueze during the January transfer window.

The Yellow Submarine signed the player from Diamond Football Academy for €500,000 in 2017.

The 23-year-old was reportedly close to making a deadline-day loan move to Everton last summer but negotiations stalled at the crucial moments.

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