Brondby goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky's father and agent responds to reports of Aston Villa's interest

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The Finland international has been linked with several Premier League clubs in recent months.

Brondby goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky’s father and agent has told tipsbladet.dk that he has not had any contact with reported suitors Aston Villa about his son’s availability.

Hradecky, 25, has spent his entire senior career in Denmark, having joined Brondby from Superliga rivals Esbjerg in June 2013 after winning the league’s Goalkeeper of the Season award.

The Finland international did have a trial with Manchester United back in August 2010 but turned down the chance to move to Old Trafford due to his desire for first-team football.

Nevertheless, his performances over recent campaigns have led to increasing speculation of a switch to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace, Southampton and Swansea City all named as potential destinations in recent months [h/t Daily Mail].

Villa were added to that list this week, with tipsbladet.dk themselves reporting that the Finnish number one could even join the club in a matter of days, but Vlado Hradecky has now moved to quash such speculation.

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: “I know nothing [about Villa’s reported interest] so I cannot say much. I have only just heard about it now here, and actually I did not know it until I read it in the newspaper this morning.

“As I said, I have not heard anything and there has been no contact with anyone. It's just rumours and there are many of them these days.

“At this time, there is nothing concrete with other clubs," he added. "Brondby is a great club for Lukas and he likes to be in the club so he does not need to hurry.”

While it sounds like there is nothing to the Hradecky rumours then, speculation that Villa are searching for a new keeper this summer following Brad Guzan’s benching during last season's run-in remains ongoing.

With Tim Sherwood looking to revamp his squad in his first transfer window in charge, Brentford’s David Button, FC Cologne’s Tim Horn and Molde’s Orjan Nyland have all been mooted as possible targets [h/t Daily Mail], while the latest reports have linked the club with a move for Burnley’s Tom Heaton [Daily Mirror].

Whether Villa need another shot-stopper to compete with Guzan, Shay Given and youngsters Jed Steer and Benjamin Siegrist is open for debate but, regardless, it seems Hradecky is not among the potential targets who could join them in the Midlands.

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