Aston Villa set to sign Tyrone Mings after £20m fee agreed with Bournemouth
They are desperate to avoid the same fate that befitted the last play-off winners, Fulham, who splurged over £100m before going straight back down.
And there are some big deals going on at Villa Park with the club chiefs not afraid to whack their own chequebook out.
The latest is fan favourite Mings – who spent the latter part of last campaign at the club – and was a major part in their incredible run that took them into the top six.
And the transfer is close to completion after John Percy of the Telegraph said that a £20m fee had been agreed with his parent club Bournemouth.
He tweeted: “Tyrone Mings is travelling to Birmingham tonight after #avfc agreed a £20m fee with #afcb.
“Huge coup for Dean Smith and Villa chief executive Christian Purslow.”
After four years at the club, he had made just 17 appearances in the Premier League.
But a move to Villa revitalised his career and fans will be over the moon to hear that the defender is set to stay.
Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause have also been confirmed signings, making their loan moves permanent too.
But money has been splashed out on Jota, Matt Targett and Wesley Moraes – the latter breaking the club-record at a fee of £22m.