Report: Aston Villa could lose Jordan Veretout as Bournemouth revive interest

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Bournemouth are reportedly set to rekindle their interest in signing Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa midfiedler Jordan Veretout is a target for Bournemouth again, having failed to land him last summer.

Veretout, 23, joined Villa from Nantes in his native France, having hit 15 goals in 146 games for the Ligue 1 side on his way to becoming one of the most highly-rated young French players around.

With a total of 44 appearances for France at various youth levels, Veretout arrived with quite the reputation at Villa Park, but he took a while to get going in English football, having been barely used by previous boss Tim Sherwood.

Veretout has been featured more heavily under his compatriot Remi Garde, and has now contributed an impressive five assists in a struggling Villa side. With Garde's men set for relegation to the Championship, a number of players will be looking to make swift exits from Villa Park, and Veretout could be one such player.

The Telegraph report that Premier League rivals Bournemouth are keen to land Veretout this summer - but it won't be the first time they've attempted to land his signature.

It's claimed that Cherries boss Eddie Howe attempted to sign Veretout from Nantes last summer, but the midfielder instead chose a move to Villa Park.

Now with Bournemouth virtually assured of staying in the Premier League, Howe should have more money to spend this summer, and reviving the interest in Veretout could be appealing to the Bournemouth boss, having failed with one attempt to land him already.

Would Villa miss Veretout if he was to be sold this summer?

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