Coventry City manager Mark Robins knows nothing about a potential move to Premier League giants Aston Villa for goalkeeper Simon Moore, speaking to the Coventry Telegraph.
In this transfer window alone, Aston Villa snapped up one of Europe’s best left-backs to the tune of £25 million while also securing the signature of the third-most expensive footballer in the history of the game.
Now, Steven Gerrard’s focus will turn his attention to a slightly less glamorous task.
Namely, finding a back-up goalkeeper willing to take a seat alongside Kortney Hause and Carney Chukwuemeka on the Villa Park bench.
Aston Villa saw an approach for West Ham veteran Darren Randolph rejected before moving onto Sweden international Robin Olsen.
Who will be Aston Villa’s new goalkeeper?
The former Everton ‘stopper will cut short a disappointing spell at Sheffield United before returning to England’s top flight from Serie A giants Roma (TMW).
Olsen, however, is not the only Championship-based glovesman reportedly on Aston Villa’s radar.
Not that Robins had much to offer when asked about the prospect of 31-year-old Moore making the 20 mile journey from Coventry to Birmingham.
“I have not heard anything,” says Robins, who’s Coventry side are sitting pretty just five points adrift of the play-offs.
“I heard about it (the rumours) because someone had read it. But I have not heard anything myself.”
Who will Aston Villa get rid of?
According to the Birmingham Mail, Olsen may be unveiled as an Aston Villa player at some point this week.
The former Copenhagen ace will become the club’s fourth January signing, following Coutinho, Digne and Dundee United starlet Kerr Smith.
Anwar El Ghazi has moved on loan to Premier League rivals Everton, meanwhile. And Egypt international Trezeguet could join his fellow wideman in heading for the exit.