Villa chase N’Zogbia

Aston Villa have lodged a bid of 10 million pounds for Wigan Athletic midfielder Charles N’Zogbia, according to reports.Villa are looking to fill the void left by the impending departure of Stewart Downing to Liverpool and see N’Zogbia as the perfect replacement.

The Midlands side currently have money to spend given the fees received for both Downing and Manchester United new boy Ashley Young and are looking to replace the creative spark provided by the duo two last season.

The Frenchman scored nine goals in 34 appearances last year for Wigan, and Alex McLeish will hope he can replicate that form for the Midlands club.