Kieran Richardson to undergo medical with Aston Villa?

Kieran Richardson of Fulham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013
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Kieran Richardson will undergo a medical at Aston Villa on Friday ahead of a proposed move, according to reports.

Aston Villa have reportedly edged closer to signing Kieran Richardson after scheduling a medical with the Fulham utility man.

The 29-year-old is believed to have been attracting interest from a number of clubs since Fulham's relegation to the Championship, with West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion both being linked with a move in recent weeks.

According to The Mirror, Villa's decision to appoint Roy Keane as an assistant to Paul Lambert, is reported to have played a key factor in Richardson's decision to begin talks.

Richardson played with Keane at Manchester United, and was also managed by the Irishman during his time at Sunderland.

A medical is scheduled for Friday, but it remains unclear whether Richardson has agreed personal terms with his potential new employers.

Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on January 18, 2014
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