Aston Villa “Bid £12.6m” For Newcastle Target

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Aston Villa are hoping to pip Newcastle United to the signing of Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan after reportedly offering £12.6 million for the Uruguayan.

Uruguayan publication Republica claim that the Magpies saw a £9.1 million bid rebuffed last month and have now seen their offer superseded by their Premier League rivals.

Tim Sherwood is believed to be targeting Rolan as one of two strikers he intends to bring in to replace Christian Benteke, who has signed for Liverpool in...

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