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Saudi club dreaming of signing Aston Villa star Moussa Diaby

Aston Villa star Moussa Diaby is reportedly attracting a lot of interest from Saudi Arabia. 

Al Nassr were credited with an interest in the 25-year-old a few weeks ago and now another Saudi outfit have emerged as a suitor for the player. 

According to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari, Al Ittihad are dreaming of bringing the winger to the Saudi Pro League. 

The Jeddah-based side are keen to strengthen their ranks after finishing an incredible 42 points behind champions Al Hilal last season. 

Diaby rejected a move to Saudi Arabia last summer and instead opted to join Aston Villa in a club record £52 million deal

He was a key member of Unai Emery’s team that clinched Champions League football for the first time since the 1982-83 season. 

The 25-year-old featured in 38 Premier League matches, scoring six goals and creating eight assists in the process. 

He averaged 24 touches, 1.2 key passes and 1.4 shots per game in the English top-flight last term, boasting 83 percent pass accuracy. 

Emery has already lost Douglas Luiz to Juventus, while Tim Iroegbunam and Omari Kellyman have moved to Everton and Chelsea respectively. 

The Spanish boss will likely be very reluctant to lose a key first-team player like Diaby who joined the club only last summer. 

The Frenchman has a contract at Villa Park until 2028 but Saudi clubs tend to splash enormous sums of money to land their targets and that is a big worry for Emery. 

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