Aston Villa are chasing Southampton’s Matt Targett.
Aston Villa are pursuing a move for Southampton’s Matt Targett, The Sun report.
The paper claim Villa want to bid £10 million to sign the left-back.
History from last summer suggests that may not be enough.
The Sun reported last June how Fulham had an offer of £10 million rejected by the Saints.
This came after an excellent stint on loan at Craven Cottage in which he helped the club win promotion.
Fulham did not return for him and Targett stayed put at St Mary’s.
So will Villa stand a better chance?
One important aspect of the situation which has changed is Southampton’s manager.
Mark Hughes has been replaced by Ralph Hassnhuttl.
Ryan Bertrand remains Southampton’s first choice left-back, but he turns 30 in August.
Targett, 23, should be looked at by the Saints as a better option heading into the future, unless Hassnhuttl would rather use the money to sign a player of his own.
Targett made 13 Premier League starts last season and 20 appearances in all competitions.
Villa may need to go higher than £10 million to prise him away.
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