Tim Sherwood is set to splash the cash on trio of signings
Aston Villa are set to confirm deals for Jose Angel Crespo, Jordan Ayew and Fabio Borini.
The second-city club are keen to move on following the departures of Christian Benteke to Liverpool, and Fabian Delph to Manchester City.
And manager Tim Sherwood is to use that large amount received for both players, to reinvest in his playing squad for the 2015/16 term.
Two out, three in at Villa Park?
First on the list is Cordoba’s 28-year-old full-back, Jose Angel Crespo, who has flown to Birmingham from Spain to complete the move to Villa Park.
The La Liga side tweeted that the player will be on his way to Aston Villa: “Cordoba and Aston Villa have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jose Angel Crespo to the English team,” the club said.
“The defender, after an agreement in principle between the clubs, travels to England today to undergo a medical before signing.”
Fabio Borini is also on Sherwood’s radar
Villa also want to add to their attacking depth following the £32.5m sale of Benteke – and view Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini as a potential replacement for the departed Belgian.
Borini signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2012, in a £10m deal from Parma, however the Italian failed to make his mark at Anfield, and is free to leave Merseyside on a permanent deal.
Brendan Rodgers is willing to allow the Italian to depart the club, who spent last season on loan with Sunderland, should a fee be agreed – with Leicester City also interested in the 24-year-old’s services.
Jordan Ayew is set for Villa move:
Villa are to add a third player to the ranks, in preparation for the start of the season – with Lorient player Jordan Ayew to sign on the dotted line at the club.
Jordan will join brother Andre, who signed for Swansea City this summer, in the top-flight, having agreed a five-year-deal in a £9m transfer fee.