Aston Villa to sign star within the next 48 hours

Updated: August 29, 2015

Aston Villa are set to secure the services of Joleon Lescott within the next few days, according to reports from the Birmingham Mail.

It is no secret that Aston Villa have long been in the market to sign a new central defender and Joleon Lescott has often been mentioned as a target for the Villans this summer.

To further fuel speculation regarding Lescott’s potential move to Villa Park, the defender has been excluded from the West Bromwich Albion starting lineup over the past two weeks.

Now in a further development to the story, West Brom have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign Jonny Evans and the potential arrival of the Northern Irishman has opened the door for Lescott’s exit from the club.

Reports from the Birmingham Mail now claim that Villa are set to return with an improved offer for Lescott after having their initial bid of around £1million rejected and manager Tim Sherwood is hopeful of completing the signing of the former Wolves star within the next 48 hours.

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