Spurs fight for French U21 international
Haidara, 20, has as little as 18 months left to run on his contract and Nancy’s £6.5million valuation has priced the youngster out of a move to Villa Park.
Previous Villa manager Alex McLeish placed a bid of £2million for the U21 international, but news of his inflated price tag has dashed Paul Lambert’s hopes of acquiring the young left-back.
The Villans chief executive Paul Faulkner has keenily kept tabs on Haidara in person, seeking to find a replacement for Stephen Warnock who wants to stay on at Bolton after his loan deal ends.
The two-time England international left-back has seen his opportunities at Villa Park cut drastically and told the the Daily Mail that he’d “definitely like to stay.”