Tuesday media watch [03.06.14 PM]: Keane/Tonev in focus
Express and Star: Villa chairman Randy Lerner is reportedly ready to slash the asking price for Villa by £50m to wrap up a quick sale. The American owner is apparently prepared to accept around £150m after initially wanting £200m for the club.
Express and Star: Roy Keane has emerged as a shock contender to assist Paul Lambert as the Villa boss closed in on his No.2 today. Ireland assistant Keane is on the verge of joining the claret and blues after rejecting the chance to manage Celtic.
ClubCall: Aston Villa winger Aleksandar Tonev insists that the best is yet to come after struggling to adapt during his first year at the club. Tonev joined the Villans from Polish top-flight outfit Lech Poznan last summer but failed to grab a goal or an assist during eight starts and 12 appearances off the bench.
Sky Sports: Aleksandar Tonev has admitted he found it a big step to come to the Premier League but is confident he can be successful at Aston Villa. Tonev joined Villa last summer following a stint with Lech Poznan in Poland, having started his career at Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia.
ClubCall: Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane is understood to be in talks to become Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa. Keane had been heavily linked with the vacancy at Celtic but ruled himself out of the running to succeed Neil Lennon on Monday.
ITV: Roy Keane has held talks over becoming Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa, Press Association Sport understands. Keane held an informal meeting with Lambert last month with a view to replacing Ian Culverhouse, who was dismissed by the club following an internal investigation.
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