Aston Villa have been dealt a double blow in their chase to sign West Bromwich Albion defender Joleon Lescott and Tottenham striker Emannuel Adebayor, according to reports from the Mirror.
Villa have been heavily linked with both Lescott and Adebayor in recent weeks as manager Tim Sherwood looks to reinvest the £42.5million he gained from the sale of Christian Benteke to Liverpool and Fabian Delph to Manchester City.
However, West Brom are now preparing to give Lescott a new contract amid Villa’s interest, while Adebayor has refused to move to the Midlands despite already passing a medical.
The Togo international looked set to make a move to Villa Park after being seen at the training ground and completing his medical, but Adebayor demanded he commute to the Midlands from London rather than moving to the area permanently.
This has therefore stalled transfer talks, but Villa are looking to find a solution in order to sign the 31-year-old before the end of the transfer window.
Adebayor only made 13 league appearances last season, scoring two goals.