Report: Aston Villa to make improved bid for Bristol City's Adam Webster

Dean Smith, manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on March 16, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Bristol City are said to want £18 million more than Aston Villa have already offered.

Adam Webster of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Bristol City at DW Stadium on September 21, 2018 in Wigan, England.

Aston Villa will make an improved bid for the Bristol City centre-back, Adam Webster, according to The Daily Mirror (June 27, page 65).

The newspaper echoes reports that Aston Villa have already had a £12 million offer turned down.

 

It fails to state, however, how far the Villans are willing to go, with Bristol City having set an asking price of £30 million, according to Bristol Live

The Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, is keen to strengthen his defensive options, despite having already signed the Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back, Kortney Hause, on a permanent basis.

Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa and Axel Tuanzebe of Aston Villa battles for possession with with Mason Bennett of Derby County  during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between...

And Webster has emerged as one possible solution, with the Villans' pursuit of another two of their former loan stars, Axel Tuanzebe and Tyrone Mings, yet to bear fruit.

The 24-year-old starred for Portsmouth and Ipswich Town before joining Bristol City a year ago, in a deal worth a potential £8 million, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. 

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