Report: Aston Villa still holding talks with Lovre Kalinic, despite move reportedly collapsing

Aston Villa are still hoping to sign Lovre Kalinic this month.

Aston Villa are still in talks with Hajduk Split over the transfer of Lovre Kalinic, Sky Sports reports.

The report claims that the Midlands club are still hoping to get a deal over the line before the end of the transfer window, with head coach Remi Garde wanting a new striker to call upon in the final months of the season.

Kalinic, 25, is a Croatian international who has been earning rave reviews for his performances with Split, and looks set to make the step up to a bigger league before too long.

He looks a perfect signing for a Premier League side needing a new keeper, and Villa believed a deal was close to bringing him to Villa Park.

However, Index reported last week that Hajduk had pulled out of the deal to sign Kalinic, having seen his appeal for a work permit rejected.

Despite this, Villa remain in contact with Hajduk to sign Kalinic, and clearly they believe a deal can be struck to sign the keeper this week.

There are no indications that they have heard good news about a new work permit application, but Villa will keep trying to sign Kalinic until the end of the transfer window.

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