Aston Villa reknew Hiroshi Kiyotake interest

Villa reknew Kiyotake interest
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Aston Villa Paul Lambert wants to sign Nuremburg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake before the transfer window closes, but must offload a string of fringe players to finance the deal.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reportedly wants to make Japanese playmaker Hiroshi Kiyotake his final summer signing.

Villa had an enquiry for the midfielder swiftly rebuffed by Nuremburg last month, but are now looking to finance an improved bid.

Lambert wants Kiyotake but must offload a string of high earners at Villa Park to finance an improved bid, according to The Mirror.

Darren Bent, Stephen Ireland, Alan Hutton and Shay Given are among the Villa players surplus to requirements who have yet to find a new club.

Club officials are reluctant to let the experienced quartet leave cheaply, with Villa holding out for transfer fees.

Once fringe players have been moved on Lambert believes that he can persuade Nuremburg to part with Kiyotake, but the Bundesliga club are believed to value the Japan international at around £10m.

Kiyotake has played 19 times for his country at senior level, including an appearance at this summer's Confederations Cup in Brazil.

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