Reports: Newcastle targeting Scott Sinclair, Aston Villa forward wants to re-join Swansea

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Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a move for Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair.

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair wants a move to Swansea City - but The Guardian suggest that Newcastle United are also interested in him.

Sinclair, 26, initially joined Aston Villa on loan from Manchester City a year ago, but after some promising displays under Tim Sherwood, he made his move to Villa Park a permanent one.

This term though, Sinclair has struggled to make much of an impact, and whilst he scored twice against Sunderland when Sherwood converted him to play as a centre forward, he hasn't shone under new boss Remi Garde.

A departure this month could be on the cards with Villa looking to raise funds for their own signings, and the Daily Mirror report that Sinclair could be closing in on a move to Swansea City.

Sinclair left Chelsea for Swansea back in 2010, and scored 36 goals in 91 games before joining City in 2012 - but now, a £2m move back to the Liberty Stadium could be in the pipeline, with Swansea allegedly just as keen on a deal as Sinclair is.

Intriguingly, Swansea don't appear to be the only team interested in Sinclair, as The Guardian suggest that Newcastle also want the forward as an alternative to Andros Townsend.

Their report states that whilst manager Steve McClaren is keen to lure winger Townsend from Tottenham to St. James' Park, Daniel Levy's £14m asking price has led to the Magpies considering alternatives, and Sinclair is one player who could be targeted.

Having made little impact at Villa, it'a surprise to see multiple Premier League teams pursuing Sinclair, but teams may be keen to take a chance on his pace down the flanks and threat in front of goal, especially in a permanent deal as cheap as £2m.

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