Report: Aston Villa fail with second attempt to sign goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic

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Aston Villa's second move for Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic has allegedly failed again.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa have seen their renewed bid for Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic fail once again.

Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table with just 13 points to their name, ten points adrift of safety after a dismal campaign.

Many fans hoped that Remi Garde would be active in the transfer window, but with just over two days left before the deadline, Villa have still yet to make a new signing.

It seems that Garde had eyed up one player though, as the Birmingham Mail report that Villa renewed their interest in signing goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, after seeing their first attempt to sign the Croatian fall apart over work permit issues.

The 25-year-old shot stopper, who has made two appearances for the Croatian national team, has earned a strong reputation for his performances for Hajduk Split, and Villa had hoped to sign him as competition, or even a replacement for Brad Guzan.

After the first move broke down, it's stated that Villa made another move to sign Kalinic after appealing the refusal of a work permit - but The FA have once again denied Kalinic a move to the Premier League, mostly due to the fact that he has just two international caps to his name.

With the transfer deadline on Monday, it remains to be seen whether Garde moves to sign another goalkeeper, but it certainly seems that Kalinic won't be making the move to Villa Park this month.

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