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Aston Villa turn to £15m striker as replacement for new Liverpool star

Aston Villa are considering a move to sign Bordeaux star Diego Rolan as a potential replacement for Christian Benteke, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Benteke has completed a £32.5million move to Liverpool as Villa boss Tim Sherwood is now looking to reinforce his strike force with the money earned from his sale.

He has now turned his attentions to 22-year-old Rolan who is currently valued at around the £15million region.

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The striker impressed for his side last term, making 38 appearances in all competitions while managing to score a total of 16 goals.

Newcastle United have also declared interest in the player, but saw an earlier £13million bid rejected by the Ligue 1 outfits.

Apart from the player, Villa are currently also being linked with a move for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur star Emmanuel Adebayor.

Sherwood is now looking to continue his raid of France to follow the recent acquisition of Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Amavi from Lille and Nice respectively.


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