Villa Transfer Window Updates: David McGoldrick, Scott McKenna & Ross McCormack.

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The latest January transfer window news & rumour from Villa Park:

DAVID MCGOLDRICK

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Steve Bruce has ruled out any moved for out-of-contract Ipswich striker David McGoldrick.

The Irish international would be available on favourable terms given both his age and contract situation – and Villa have been repeatedly linked to a variety of frontman in order to provide cover for injured Jonathan Kodjia.

However, no move to Villa Park for McGoldrick, with Cardiff, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday & Blues expected to make moves before the window closes on Wednesday night.

SCOTT MCKENNA

Earlier reports linking Villa to Scottish Under-21 fullback Scott McKenna have cooled.

The defensive prospect, currently playing for Aberdeen, has seen speculative bids from Hull rebutted, with Villa monitoring his situation.

It’s now thought that Bruce is not intending to add any further cover following the arrival of Axel Tuanzebe, despite the departure of Tommy Elphick to Reading yesterday.

ROSS MCCORMACK

As repeatedly reported on these pages (and anywhere else with a brain) – Ross McCormack’s immediate future lies only at Aston Villa.

Whilst the former Leeds striker has been linked to a return to his former club, FIFA rules mean that he has exceeded the maximum number of clubs permitted this term.

Any move would therefore see McCormack unable to compete competitively.  Given the likelihood of Villa wanting to recoup some portion of his massive £12 million fee and huge wage demands, it seems distinctly remote any UK side is going to invest at this juncture.

This therefore opens the debate as to whether Bruce and McCormack can mend their relationship, fractured by a very public falling out over the strikers punctuality (or lack of).

Whilst Villa have pondered their attacking options throughout the window, no moves have been made.

This has included being very much part of the race to sign Leo Ulloa & rejecting the opportunity to sign former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie on a short term deal.

Whilst McCormack has been given a two week break by the club following his return from Australia, his return to Bodymoor Heath presents an opportunity for both parties over the next 6 months.

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