Aston Villa weigh up £2m January swoop

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis is set for a return to Aston Villa in January as Alex McLeish looks to strengthen his options going into the second half of the season, according to The Sun.

The Northern Irish international has been a key player for club and country over the past four years but McLeish believes the Glasgow club could accept a cut price £2million bid as their financial situation worsens.

Davis joined Villa as a 16-year-old and enjoyed five years at the club before moving to Fulham for £4million in 2007, but left just 22-appearences later. The 26-year-olds boyhood club, Rangers, then took the midfielder for £3million and he has gone on to make over 150 appearances for the Ibrox club.

McLeish is desperate to strengthen his underachieving Villa side that have won just four games from 15 this season since his arrival in the summer from arch-rivals Birmingham City. The Midlands club have failed to replace the outgoing Ashley Young, Stewart Downing and Nigel Reo-Coker from the summer and Davis would be the perfect addition to the lacklustre Villains.

Fringe players such as Stiliyan Petrov, Carlos Cuellar and Stephen Ireland could be on their way in January as the new Villa boss looks to reshuffle his pack to win over the disapproving Villa fans.

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