Thursday media watch [31.07.14 PM]: City wideman linked
Express and Star: Aston Villa will look at former West Brom loanee Scott Sinclair if their chase for Chelsea's Victor Moses fails. Manager Paul Lambert is keen to bring in a new wideman, having allowed Marc Albrighton to leave earlier this summer.
Express and Star: Aston Villa finished second best to League One side Chesterfield with only a Jack Grealish goal to cheer manager Paul Lambert. Two down at half-time, Grealish pulled a goal back in the 50th minute before the Spireites selaed the win six minutes from time.
Goal.com: Middlesbrough have made a move for Aston Villa defender Matthew Lowton, Goal can reveal. The 25-year-old joined Villa from Sheffield United in 2012 when Paul Lambert took charge, and impressed as the clubs avoided relegation from the Premier League.
ClubCall: Hellas Verona are closing in on the signature of Aston Villa defender Antonio Luna after a lengthy negotiation process. Luna joined the Villans last summer on a three-year deal from Sevilla but looks as though his time is up with the Premier League outfit. The 23-year-old made a great start to life under Paul Lambert and netted on his league debut in the 3-1 win over Arsenal. However, he struggled to hold down a regular spot following the turn of the year and managed only one outing in the league in 2014.
ClubCall: Lazio are keen on adding Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar to their ranks as they look to reunite him with Dutch team mate Stefan de Vrij. recently joined the Serie A outfit from Feyenoord after agreeing a five-year switch to the Stadio Olimpico. Sky Italia has reported that Lazio are in the process of putting together a bid for Vlaar as they look to try and recreate the partnership that helped Holland reach the World Cup semi-finals.
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