HITC Sport understands the Nottingham Forest player could soon undergo medical.


Aston Villa believe their offer for Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury has been accepted, HITC Sport understands.

Villa came in for Lansbury last week after rivals Derby County saw a bid rejected for the 26-year-old.

Forest are set for a change of ownership in the coming week with American John Jay Moores set to take-over the club from Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Nottingham Forest’s Henri Lansbury celebrates

However, Forest have seemingly accepted that they cannot afford to let Lansbury run out his current deal, which expires in the summer and lose him for nothing.

Sources have confirmed to HITC Sport that Villa are preparing to put Lansbury through a medical and are hopeful the deal will be concluded before the weekend.

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Nottingham Forest’s Henri Lansbury scores against Aston Villa

Lansbury has been a stalwart for Forest since joining from Arsenal in 2012 and has played 150 games for the Midlands outfit, but he is set to switch to Villa this month.

The former England Under-21 man has scored six goals this season in 19 games, 17 of which have been in the Championship. He netted in the September draw with Villa. 

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