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Aston Villa have agreed a £9m fee with Lille for midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye, according to Sky sources.

The Senegal international is due to arrive in the west Midlands on Thursday to discuss personal terms.

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Aston Villa have launched a £9million move for Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

The 25-year-old Senegal international was wanted by Southampton as a potential replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Their hopes looked dashed on Monday night when Marseille closed on a deal instead.

However, that triggered a rush of fresh bids on Tuesday from Crystal Palace, West Ham and Southampton again who asked for Gueye to hold off making a decision.
Villa director of recruitment Paddy Reilly though pushed to get a fee agreed last night and Lille are happy as they need to agree to sell the player by today for financial reasons.
Gueye has been described by former France international and Senegal coach Alain Giresse as being 'as good as Jean Tigana'.


Giresse, now coaching Mali, added: 'Gueye has stature, he has a good sense of anticipation and responds quickly. He is precise in his use of the ball and has started to add goals to his game too.
'In the dressing room, he is quiet and discreet, he has a good state of mind, he is a competitor.'
Villa had been considering a move for Esteban Cambiasso from Leicester but that deal is on hold as they attempt to finalise terms with Gueye.





SSN reporting tonight that we've agreed a £9m figure and is due in Birmingham tomorrow. 

Edited by abdomlahor
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9m eh.....


Watched a bit of French league last season actually but more games involving Lyon, PSG and Marseille as Lille bored me to tears as their games weren't exactly high scoring.


So don't know much about this guy...is he purely a DM or more box to box? We badly need a midfielder who can actually score some goals.

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Hope not.


We are a midfielder short though let's not forget with  regular like Cleverley not being here now so one needed to be signed anyway.


Would rather a signing like this than Huddlestone.

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