Twelve players could leave Aston Villa after £70m raised for transfer budget

Unai Emery will continue to make changes to his squad
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Aston Villa have been one of the busiest clubs in the Premier League at the start of the summer transfer window after selling three players and recruiting another five as Monchi balances the books and bids to improve Unai Emery's squad.

The club's president of football operations Monchi and director of football Damian Vidagany have been working 12-hour days at Bodymoor Heath over the last month. Douglas Luiz departed for around £42m so the club could remain compliant with Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), while Tim Iroegbunam left for Everton for up to £13m and Omari Kellyman signed for Chelsea in a deal worth £19m.

In a separate deal to Luiz's move to Juventus, Villa signed Enzo Barrenechea and Samuel Iling-Junior for around £18.5m combined, while Ian Maatsen signed from Chelsea for £37.5m. Lewis Dobbin was the first player to sign, joining from Everton for £9m, and Ross Barkley the latest player to sign in a deal worth £5m from Luton Town.

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Villa are expected to remain busy in the transfer market as Emery continues to shape his squad ahead of the 2024/25 Premier League season and, of course, the club's Champions League campaign. With that said, here are players who could leave the club over the next two months...


The 22-year-old goalkeeper excelled on loan at Exeter City last season, playing a total of 50 games across all competitions for the Grecians.

"I think it's brilliant that a loan player can come and connect with the club like he has," Exeter boss Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Devon. "He turned up at half five at a gym at Newton Abbot and he was the first one there, after cancelling his holiday. I think that tells you everything you need to know about Vil, and I'm sure he'll go on to have an incredible career."

Sinisalo has one year remaining on his current Villa contract and has interest from a number of clubs. Celtic are reportedly keeping tabs on him.


Marschall left Villa on loan in January, signing for MK Dons for the rest of the season. He started the club's first five League Two games following his arrival, but only made one more appearance before the play-offs.

The Dons were beaten by eventual play-off winners Crawley Town in the semi-final and Marschall played the second leg, which was a 5-1 home defeat to Scott Lindsey's side.

The 'keeper has previously played for Gateshead in the National League and will likely leave on another loan or permanently this summer.


Villa do not want to sell Cash this summer, but while every player has a price tag, if interested clubs meet his £30m valuation, he could depart.

The right-back is also settled at Villa and, like his teammates, will be relishing Champions League nights at Villa Park next season. AC Milan and Inter are both interested in Cash, who has three years left on his current deal.

Cash made 46 appearances for Villa across all competitions last term and started 23 Premier League games, scoring two goals and recording two assists as Emery's side finished in the top four.


Villa will listen to offers for Carlos this summer as he is one of the highest earners in the squad. The 31-year-old joined Villa two years ago and was signed by Steven Gerrard.

Carlos won man of the match awards in both wins over Arsenal last season, but the club are willing to cash in on the defender this summer.

The Brazilian has two years left on his deal, which runs out in 2026.


Moreno joined Villa back in January 2023 and helped transform the way Villa played. There was a genuine argument that he could have been the club's player of the season in 2022/23 despite only playing half of the season, a few months into Emery's tenure.

The left-back is believed to have interest from clubs in Spain, including his former side Real Betis. He struggled for form last season because of a few different injury problems.

Moreno, who turned 31 last month, has two years left on his Villa contract.


Chambers will be allowed to leave Villa this summer, as he was 12 months ago and in January.

The 29-year-old started in Villa's 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on the final day of last season, which was one of five appearances he made under Emery last term. He also featured three times in the Europa Conference League, in the 3-0 win over Hibernian, the defeat at Legia Warsaw and draw against Zrinjski Mostar.

Chambers joined the club in January 2022 and has 12 months left on his contract.


The 21-year-old was recalled from his loan spell at Plymouth Argyle in January, to his and the Championship club's surprise. He had made 24 appearances for The Pilgrims, but Emery wanted to take a closer look at the progress he made out on loan at Bodymoor Heath.

Kesler-Hayden made three Premier League appearances after being called on late on in matches against Wolves, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. The right-back made his European debut in the 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos.

There will be no shortage of interest in Kesler-Hayden from the Championship this summer for a loan move.


Hause hasn't made a competitive appearance since September 2022 while on loan at Watford. He is free to leave the club with a year left on his deal.


Sousa joined Villa back in January from Arsenal and headed straight out on loan to Plymouth, where he made eight Championship appearances, starting three games.

The left-back will likely be sent out on loan again this summer with a host of Championship sides interested in him.

Watford are known to be one club considering an approach to take the 19-year-old on loan.


Coutinho is set to join Vasco da Gama, but there is yet to be any clarity whether he is heading there as a free agent or on loan from Villa.

Reports from Brazil claim it will be a loan switch, while Fabrizio Romano had previously reported that Villa were working to terminate the 32-year-old's contract.

Coutinho spent last season on loan at Qatari side Al-Duhail, where he made a total of 22 appearances, scoring seven times and assisting three goals.


Villa hope to sell Dendoncker permanently this summer after Napoli opted not to take up their option to sign him after a loan spell last season.

Dendoncker signed for the Serie A club on loan at the end of January and there was an option for them to purchase the midfielder for around £8m. Shortly after the Belgian arrived in Italy, Walter Mazzarri was sacked as manager and replaced by Francesco Calzona.

The 29-year-old was also left out of their Champions League squad for the knockout stages and made a total of three appearances, totalling 21 minutes. He didn't feature in any of Napoli's final 12 league games of the season.


Villa had broadly agreed a deal worth around £40m with Chelsea for the sale of Duran, but no progress has been made as of yet.

The striker wants to join the Blues this summer, but after they were given permission to speak with the 20-year-old and his representatives, the deal appears to have stalled.

Duran joined Villa for an initial £14.75 from Chicago Fire in January 2023, but after just three Premier League starts, he could depart this summer. Bologna and West Ham have been named as two clubs who have an interest in him.

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