Tuesday media watch [17.07.12 AM]: Dutch defender linked
Birmingham Mail: Young and Hungary! At a good age with an appetite to prove himself in the Premier League, he fits Paul Lambert's preferred player profile. But Villa new boy Matthew Lowton insists his desire to succeed in the top flight can be traced back to his spell playing in Budapest as a teenager.
Birmingham Mail: Barry Bannan has revealed how the honour of learning from another European Cup-winning midfielder has given him a fresh spring in his step heading into next season. Bannan shone in the second half of Saturday's 2-1 win at Burton and is looking for repeat performances after arriving in Philadelphia for Villa's three match tour of the States.
Birmingham Mail: Fans frantically rearranging their diaries following a frustrating change of fixtures before the new season has even started should spare a thought for Chris Makos. The 39-year-old Villa fanatic is still waiting to see his heroes in the flesh after his 'dream' 3,500-mile dash from Pennsylvania to Birmingham was scuppered by the schedulers.
The Sun: Holland defender Ron Vlaar has told his club Feyenoord he wants to join Aston Villa. Villa boss Paul Lambert is lining up an £8million deal for Vlaar, 27, after the player turned down a new deal.
Daily Star: Dutch international Ron Vlaar could seal an £8m move to Aston Villa this week after setting his heart on the Premier League. Feyenoord sporting director Martin van Geel confirmed that the defender, 27, has held talks with Paul Lambert's Villa and wants to make a move to the Midlands.
Mirror: Dutch international Ron Vlaar has his heart set on an £8million move to Aston Villa. Feyenoord sporting director Martin van Geel said: "Ron visited Birmingham on Sunday and wants to continue his career at Aston Villa."
Mirror: Jean Makoun's Aston Villa career is in jeopardy - because he has not learned to speak English. Cameron midfielder Makoun was signed by Gerard Houllier from Lyon in January 2011 for £6million.
Daily Express: Holland defender Ron Vlaar has set his heart on a move to Aston Villa according to Feyenoord sporting director Martin van Geel, after the defender held talks. Daily Mail: Newcastle's Danny Simpson, 25, is expected to join Aston Villa, who are still in talks with Feyenoord over defender Ron Vlaar, 27.
Sky Sports: Ron Vlaar has confirmed he wants to seal a move to Aston Villa after being impressed with manager Paul Lambert. As Sky Sports revealed on Monday, Villa flew Vlaar over at the weekend to open talks.
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