Sporting director suggests Aston Villa, Leicester City and Southampton target Paul Onuachu's asking price

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The Nigerian striker is being watched by several Premier League clubs.

At the end of last month three current Premier League teams were all linked with the signature of FC Midtjylland striker Paul Onuachu.

The Nigerian striker was linked by Danish paper Tipsbladet to the trio of Aston Villa, Leicester City and Southampton in the report.

Onuachu of course shone against Manchester United in the Europa League recently - which caught the eye of the Premier League trio.

However comments from the Danish club's sporting director will have come as an interesting soundbite. Claus Steinlein is reported by the Daily Star to have stated:

“It's hard to say how much his price has risen.

"The journalists love to get us to say that now he's worth from €10m [£7.7m] to €50m [£38.7m]. He’s on the radar now with many English clubs."

Of course it is very unlikely that Aston Villa, Leicester or Southampton would be willing to pay for the £38.7 million for the powerful frontman - but a £7.7 million fee would be far more favourable.

Aston Villa are likely to be planning for next season as relegation looks likely for the Premier League's basement club.

Leicester City will need extra reinforcements for next season - as they will be playing in the Champions League, potentially as Premier League winners.

Whilst Southampton are always on the scour for top youngsters and Graziano Pelle's future appears in doubt.

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