Tuesday media watch [18.06.13 AM]: Striker pursuit in the news
Birmingham Mail: Leandro Bacuna reckons the presence of his Holland hero Ron Vlaar as Villa captain will give him the Dutch courage to progress in the Premier League. Bacuna is looking forward to linking up with Vlaar following his move from Eredivisie club Groningen for a reported £1.75 million fee on a three-year deal last Thursday.
Birmingham Mail: If Derrick Williams completes his move away this summer the rookie defender will join the elite Aston Villa 'One Game Wonders' club. Williams, who is in line for a switch to Bristol City in League One, has made a solitary appearance for Villa, playing 24 minutes as a substitute in the Premier League draw at QPR last December.
The Sun: Paul Lambert is set to clinch his fourth signing of the summer today - and the biggest. Aalborg's 6ft 5in Danish striker Nicklas Helenius, 22, will join boss Lambo's Aston Villa for £1.2million.
Mirror: Nicklas Helenius is on the brink of sealing a move to Aston Villa. The striker, 22, missed Aalborg BK's pre-season training camp to jet in to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical at Villa Park.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa are set to conclude a deal for Aalborg striker Nicklas Helenius, Sky Sports can confirm. Terms have now been agreed between Villa and Aalborg, and the 22-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Tuesday.
Mirror: Newcastle's pursuit of striker Darren Bent is set to become the first test of Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear's relationship.
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