Thursday media watch [13.06.13 AM]: Defender linked with move
Birmingham Mail: Nicklas Helenius has urged current club Aalborg not to scupper his move to Villa by demanding an extortionate fee. Villa officially confirmed on Tuesday they are in negotiations with the Danish outfit over striker Helenius; expressing hope of concluding a deal by the end of next week.
Birmingham Mail: Villa's new kit has been revealed and it bears a close resemblance to the glory days of the early Eighties. The club have unveiled their new shirts for the 2013-14 season and they have clearly taken inspiration from the European Cup-winning campaign.
The Sun: Jores Okore has arrived to tie up his £4million move to Aston Villa. The Midlanders beat Chelsea to sign the Denmark and FC Nordsjaelland defender, 22, who is expected to agree personal terms over the next two days.
Mirror: Jores Okore is to fly in for talks with Aston Villa over a £4m move. The FC Nordsjaelland defender, who is licking his wounds after being part of the Denmark team drubbed 4-0 at home by Armenia, is set to join subject to a medical and personal terms.
Daily Express: Jores Okore, a defender, is set to join Aston Villa from Danish club Nordsjaelland subject to a medical and personal terms.
Daily Telegraph: Paul Lambert has stepped up his efforts to keep Christian Benteke at Aston Villa by offering the Belgium international a new contract. Benteke has emerged as one of the most sought-after forwardsin Europe and is considering a four-year deal to double his £20,000-a-week salary.
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