5pm deadline day news: Aston Villa agree Grabban deal as Sunderland chase his replacement; Stevenson having Wolves medical

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on January 6, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

A round-up of stories involving Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion and more.

A round-up of stories involving Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion and more.

Lewis Grabban of Sunderland scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in...

Sky Sports are reporting Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban on loan until the end of the season.

According to the Daily Mail, Cardiff City and Leeds United were also interested in Grabban, who scored 12 goals in 20 games for Sunderland during the first half of the campaign. However, Aston Villa look to have got their man.

Ashley Fletcher of West Ham United takes on the Middlesbrough defence during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Middlesbrough at London Stadium on April 10, 2017 in...

Speaking of Sunderland, the Sun report that Middlesbrough's Ashley Fletcher is a loan target for the Mackems, who have yet to replace Grabban and have lost James Vaughan as well.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Wolverhampton Wanderers look set to sign Coventry City midfielder Ben Stevenson.

According to the Sun, the 20-year-old is undergoing a medical at Wolves.

Nick Powell of Wigan Athletic runs with the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United on January 27, 2018 in Wigan, United Kingdom.

One lower league player who won't be moving on, however, is Wigan Athletic's Nick Powell - at least that's what the Daily Mail are reporting.

They claim Brighton & Hove Albion have made an improved £5 million bid for Powell, but were informed it would take treble that (£15 million!) to prise the attacking midfielder away.

And finally, to the Premier League now, where a trio of clubs - Manchester City, Arsenal and Powell's old side Manchester United - are on alert after Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl switched agents, according to the Daily Mirror.

Weigl’s new representatives, SportsToral, are said to have strong links to the Premier League’s top clubs, which looks to have increased his chances of a move to England.

It is claimed that City, United and Arsenal have watched Weigl on several occasions this season and have him on their list of summer midfield targets.

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