Aston Villa not giving up on Yannick Bolasie deal

Ruben Hill
August 21, 2018

According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, Aston Villa are hoping to make a late play to scupper Middlesbrough's move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, and want to hold talks with the 29-year-old in the next 24 hours.

The Liverpool Echo reports that the DR Congo worldwide travelled to the Championship leaders' training ground for talks with Tony Pulis and Boro are hopeful that they will get a deal across the line.

Middlesbrough also maintain an interest in signing Everton's Muhamed Besic, who spent part of last season on loan at the club.

And following the arrivals of Richarlison and Bernard at Goodison Park, Bolasie appears to be surplus to requirements under new manager Marco Silva.

Football League clubs are free to take players on loan from Premier League or overseas teams until the end of the month, facilitating Boro's pursuit of Bolasie.

However, Championship clubs are still able to sign players on loan until the end of this month and Boro refused to give up on their chase, even though they were initially knocked back when they tried to sign him permanently for £15m.

The Bosnian midfielder was a key member of the Boro side which reached the play-offs last campaign, after arriving on loan in January.

Pulis has been keen to add to his attacking options after selling Adama Traore to Wolves in a deal that could be worth up to £20m to Middlesbrough.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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