By Wayne Veysey

20th Aug, 2016 | 10:14pm

Confident Xia reveals Aston Villa are working on five deals before window shuts

By Harry Sykes

Tony Xia has revealed on Twitter that Aston Villa are working on five “ongoing” deals in the final 10 days of the transfer window.

The outspoken Villa owner stressed he was now “very confident” about the club’s activity in the market as he revealed his hope that they could sign two players from the five deals they were negotiating.

This comes 24 hours after Xia hinted that the Championship outfit were in the market for one more signing before the transfer window shuts.

Xia responded on Saturday to a supporter who posted a message claiming many fans felt the club would “sit in the abyss for a year or two” in the wake of the goal-less draw at Derby.

The Chinese businessman suggested that the club are extremely active in the last period of the summer window ahead of the 31 August cut-off.

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The Chinese tycoon purchased the Championship club in June for £75 million and has helped Roberto Di Matteo acquire six new players during the summer transfer window.

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak was the latest signing for Di Matteo, with the 32-year-old making a switch from the Premier League to Championship on Wednesday afternoon.

The club’s most expensive signing has been striker Ross McCormack who joined for a Championship-record fee of £12million from Championship rivals Fulham.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, former striker Andi Weimann gives his verdict on new-look Villa side.