Jose Mourinho’s Roma set to raid Aston Villa for wide-attacker

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According to recent reports, Italian side Roma, led by Jose Mourinho, is set to approach Premier League side Aston Villa over the possible £10m signing of wide-attacker Anwar El Ghazi.

That’s according to a recent report from Football Insider, who claims the Dutch attacker could be set for a shock switch to play in Serie A next season.

El Ghazi, 26, has been with Aston Villa since he joined from French side Lille back in 2018.

Since arriving at Villa Park, the 26-year-old attacker has gone on to feature in 107 matches, in all competitions, racking up 23 goals and 13 assists in the process.

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Despite still having two years left on his current deal, according to Football Insider, Villa manager Dean Smith is now prepared to see the Dutch wide-man depart this summer.

It was believed earlier this year that any approaches for El Ghazi may be blocked following a knee injury to teammate Trezeguet.

However, in a shocking turn of events, Smith is understood to have made a U-turn on his earlier decision and will now welcome offers for the 26-year-old.

Roma is believed to be leading the charge and could launch a bid soon, however, Football Insider notes that in order to lure the Dutchman away from Villa Park, it will take a bid in excess of £10m.

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