Villa & Wolves in NINE club chase for Strasbourg’s £20m-rated star Habib Diarra
ASTON VILLA and Wolves head a massive Premier League chase for Strasbourg starlet Habib Diarra.
Ambitious Villa and shrewd Wolves are keen on the France youth team ace, 19, who is set for a big move to England.
Scouts from NINE clubs saw the attacking midfielder face Nice last week.
And most will watch him again at Troyes in Ligue 1 today.
Villa want to make upgrades after a good start to boss Unai Emery’s reign.
Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui may also reshape his squad in the summer after a mixed campaign.
Senegal-born Diarra is rated in the £20million class already.
And he is on the watch list of Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, who were in that elite spying group.
West Ham, Crystal Palace and struggling duo Leeds and Leicester also sent top spies to watch Diarra in action in a remarkable show of widespread interest.
Diarra opted to play for France after coming to the country from Africa.
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He became a regular for Strasbourg in his teens.
And they are willing to trade but they will expect a big fee.