Everton transfer mooted for Aston Villa defender Calum Chambers before January transfer window closes
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Aston Villa are not going to receive much money for the potential sales of Bertrand Traore and Calum Chambers in the January transfer window, according to Ty Bracey.
Speaking in a press conference on 12 January, Villa boss Unai Emery revealed that the pair of 28-year-olds are free to find new clubs this month, having fallen down the pecking order this season.
Traore, who is currently away with Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations, has played just six times on the wing for the Villans during this campaign, while right-back Chambers has featured even less, making just three appearances.
Bracey has questioned whether Premier League rivals Everton would be a realistic location due to their financial problems as he stressed the importance of getting the pair off the wage bill.
Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey said: “I think they’re not going to be players who we get a lot of money for, but it’s players off the wage bill.
“That would explain maybe why we’re getting linked with the likes of Emile Smith-Rowe, with Traore potentially being out the door. If he’s happy for them to leave, then you’ve just got to find a club that would take them really.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Chambers ended up at a club like Everton, but they are in trouble, so he probably wouldn’t go there.
“But maybe one of the clubs in about 14th or 15th, playing a bit of scrappy football and not doing too great, maybe one of those teams would fit him.
“I don’t want to say Sheffield United and Luton, maybe a little bit above that, but it might end up being clubs like that.”