Aston Villa transfer round-up: One Striker in, German next? Leicester defender targeted

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Paul Lambert has already secured Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt, but could now move for a World Cup legend and Leicester City starlet.

1) Having already secured the services of Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt, reports in Italy suggest he may not not be the only incoming experienced striker at Villa Park.

 

(Aston Villa are interested in Lazio German striker , Miroslav Klose)

35-year-old Miroslav Klose may not be the youngest, or quickest player in world football but with over 250 career goals, he knows a thing or two about hitting the back of the net. The timing of the speculation does seem quite odd, with the ink still wet from Holt putting pen to paper but nevertheless, he may face some record-breaking competition if reports are to be believed. And it's not as if the goals have suddenly dried up for the veteran striker either. Klose has scored 5 goals in 11 Serie A starts, with his last coming just over a week ago in what proved to be a winner against Inter Milan.

2) Aston Villa are thought to be one of four Premier League clubs tracking Leicester City star man Liam Moore, according to reports from Sky Sports. The 20-year-old has been an instrumental part of the side which has seen Leicester 4 points clear at the top of the table and Nigel Pearson will be desperate to keep hold of his man. The England U21 defender has played in 22 of Leicesters 26 league games, scoring 1 goal in the process. He would be a fantastic addition to Paul Lambert's side and is definitely a star for the future, but is still raw as proven with his 67.6% pass accuracy.

Other transfer news:

Aston Villa flop Alan Hutton could remain an option for Paul Lambert going into the second half of the season, having reportedly turning down a chance to move to Huddersfield. Reports suggest the former Tottenham Hotspur man was unhappy with the terms of his pay-off and therefore allowed the deal to fall through. If Paul Lambert is to move the player on, it seems like they may have to succumb to his financial demands.

And 18-year-old Jordan Graham has made his way back out on loan this season, having joined Bradford City on a one-month deal. The winger had an uneventful spell at Ipswich, where he made just two sub appearances before retuning for Villa and it seems stepping down an extra division could just be what the player needs at such a young age. 

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