Thursday media watch [20.06.13 AM]: Latest on full-back chase
Birmingham Mail: As Villa close in on a new left-back, former club captain Gareth Southgate has given his backing to incumbent Joe Bennett. Villa are expected to finalise a £1.5 million deal for Sevilla's Antonio Luna in the next couple of days, a move designed to give Paul Lambert greater depth in a troublesome position.
Mirror: Aston Villa will complete a flurry of signings by buying Antonio Luna - then start on a summer clear-out. The Sevilla left-back will be Paul Lambert's fifth new recruit when his £1.5million move is confirmed.
Daily Star: Antonio Luna has jetted in to complete his Aston Villa move as they aim to tie up their fifth summer signing today. The Spanish left-back is set to join from Sevilla for £1.5m and is expected to pen a three-year deal.
Daily Express: Aston Villa are set to take their summer spending past the £10m mark today by landing their fifth signing in Sevilla's Antonio Luna on a three-year deal.
Daily Express: Nottingham Forest have signed full-back Eric Lichaj on a two-year contract following his release by Aston Villa.
Daily Star: Tottenham have turned their attentions to two Premier League stars as they bid to break into the top four. Boss Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to increase his firepower and has targeted Aston Villa marksman Christian Benteke and Wigan midfielder James McCarthy as the men he's after.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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