Lucas Digne close to Aston Villa move

Aston Villa are closing in on a £25m deal for Everton defender Lucas Digne and talks are at an advanced stage. In a separate development, Everton have inquired about Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi. Villa have tracked 28-year-old Digne since he fell from favour with Everton boss Rafael Benitez and discussions have progressed between the clubs. Meanwhile, Villa have…

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Lucas Digne eager to leave Everton

Everton defender Lucas Digne has asked to leave the club, says Toffees manager Rafael Benitez. The France international has not played since 1 December and has drawn interest from several clubs including Newcastle. Benitez says Digne told him he “doesn’t want to be here”. Italian clubs are also interested in the 28-year-old and Everton are keen on a sale to…

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