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Premier League winning winger Jeffrey Schlupp has been linked with a 12m switch during this transfer window.
Reports indicate that Schlupp is interested in looking for a move after limited opportunities this term.
Equally, his promising career has seemingly stalled, having been overlooked by Ghana for the ACON tournament.
This would, however, make him available without the hindrance of missing any January fixtures.
Competition [as is increasingly a theme for Villa] appears stiff.
Crystal Palace and West Brom may be the mystery teams who have had £9 million bids rebuffed, with Leicester presumably holding out for a maximum return.
Schlupp is a 24 year old German national, who has represented Ghana on the international stage, can play across the left defence/midfield.
He appeared 24 times during Leicesters title winning season, scoring once and providing 2 assists.
Continuing with Ghanaian’s, Jordan Ayew continues to be heavily linked with a big money switch to the Chinese Super League.
Despite being one of very few promising players from Villa’s relegation season, he has since struggled to adapt to Championship life.
His contribution has to date certainly been a mixture of under-whelming and frustrating.
The latest news strongly predicts that Ayew may have played his last game for the club, with Villa mulling an opportunity to cut their losses to reinvest elsewhere.
Following recent posts about Villa’s attempts to sign the Nottingham Forest midfielder, it’s now understood that the player is set to undergo a medical.
A fee in the region of £3/4 million appears to have been accepted, with Lansbury preferring Villa over Derby, Watford and Celtic.
The deal had been expected to be wrapped up much earlier, but the ongoing change of Forest’s ownership has delayed the process.
Lansbury has reportedly been lured by a substantial wage of at least £40,000 a week.
If the medical is concluded promptly and without issue, the in-form midfielder could see himself in the starting 11 for this weekends derby with Wolves.
The final link comes in the form of 23 year old Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison.
The exciting creative player is catching the eye, contributing goals and assists in abundance in League One.
Whilst not a fans favourite due to his apparent “selfishness”, it has been enough to prompt Brian Little to watch him on more than one occasion this season.
This ones certainly worth marking as “tentative link”.