Monday media watch [17.06.13 AM]: Left-back linked
Birmingham Mail: Spanish left-back Antonio Luna looks set to join Villa's Premier 'League of nations' as part of Paul Lambert's rapid-fire recruitment drive.
The Sun: Steve Bruce plans to hijack Newcastle's move for Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent. The Toon are dithering over Villa's £6million asking price and the ex-England striker's £70,000-a-week wage demands.
Daily Star: Aston Villa are closing in on Sevilla left-back Antonio Luna. The Midlands club have agreed a £1.5m deal for the defender, according to sources in Spain.
Daily Star: Steve Bruce is planning to hijack Newcastle's move for Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent. Hull boss Bruce has been linked with Celtic's Gary Hooper, Burnley's Charlie Austin, Wigan star Arouna Kone and Reading's Adam Le Fondre.
Mirror: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is in talks with Sevilla for left-back Antonio Luna. Lambert is ready to go to around £1.5m and is offering a three-year deal to the former Spain Under-20 international, who spent last season on loan at Mallorca.
Mirror: Steve Bruce wants to hijack Newcastle's move for Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent. The hull manager needs to beef up his goal-shy Premier League new boys and is planning a reunion with the striker, who was one of his star buys as Sunderland boss.
Daily Express: Aston Villa are closing in on Sevilla left-back Antonio Luna after agreeing a £1.5m deal, according to sources in Spain. They plan to make Luna and Aalborg Bk's Denmark forward Nicklas Helenius their fourth and fifth summer signings by the middle of the week.
Daily Mail: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is poised to add his fifth signing of the summer after agreeing a £1.3million deal for Sevilla left-back Antonio Luna. Lambert has already added Aleksandar Tonev, Jore Okore and Leandro Bacuna to his squad with Danish striker Nicklas Helenius expected to arrive this week.
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