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Wednesday media watch [03.07.13 PM]: Japan midfielder linked
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3rd Jul 2013
Wednesday media watch [03.07.13 PM]: Japan midfielder linked


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent was today pushed closer to the exit door after being ordered to train away from the first-team. The England international is expected to leave this summer and is reportedly training away from the main group after coming back for pre-season.

Goal.com: Aston Villa have had a transfer enquiry for Nurnberg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake rejected, according to the German club's general manager Martin Bader. Villa boss Paul Lambert has already made six summer signings as he looks to improve on an erratic first season in charge and reportedly wants to add the creative talents of the Japan international to his ranks ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

talkSPORT: Aston Villa have had a transfer enquiry for Nurnberg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake rejected, according to the German club's general manager Martin Bader. Villa boss Paul Lambert has already made six summer signings as he looks to improve on an erratic first season in charge and reportedly wants to add the creative talents of the Japan international to his ranks ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

ClubCall: Nurnberg have revealed they rebuffed an approach from Aston Villa over their Japanese creative midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake. Nurnburg general manager Martin Bader has confirmed the Bundesliga club told Villa that their 23-year-old star was not for sale as boss Paul Lambert steps up his hunt for a genuine number ten.

ESPN: Darren Bent is being forced to train away from the Aston Villa first-team and is worried he is being priced out of a move away from the club, sources close to the striker have told ESPN. Bent, 29, has been ostracised at Villa Park since return for pre-season training as Villa seek to encourage buyers to meet their £8 million price tag.

*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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