On Thursday, Sky Deutschland journalist FLorian Plettenberg revealed that Aston Villa have placed a bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.

It was said Unai Emery’s side offered €45m for the transfer, and that was turned down by the Bundesliga side, who want around €60m for the sale.

Plettenberg then claimed the poker was ‘ongoing’, and now, it’s RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins who brings some more updates on Aston Villa’s chase.

On Twitter, he claims that the Villans had actually offered a little more, as their bid was €40m plus €7m in potential bonuses.

Now Bayer Leverkusen not only turned down the bid, but are also offering Diaby a contract extension at the club.

For now, the winger hasn’t made a decision on a potential renewal. It’s claimed that he ‘could be tempted’ by a departure this summer.

Aston Villa should also be worried about the competition in this race. Because the player had already been linked to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United, and Hawkins now says Napoli took some information on his situation as well.