Milan Giants Battle for Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran

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Transfer Tug-of-War

Italian football powerhouses AC Milan and Inter Milan are locked in negotiations for the signature of Aston Villa’s Colombian striker Jhon Duran. With a price tag of £17 million, AC Milan currently appears to have the upper hand in the race against their local rivals for the young forward’s services.

Loan Move on the Horizon?

The Rossoneri are reportedly keen on securing a loan deal for Duran for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. This move could provide the 20-year-old with the much-needed playing time, as he has found opportunities limited under Aston Villa manager Unai Emery.

Emery’s Tough Love

Duran’s relationship with Emery has been under scrutiny, with the manager demanding significant improvements from the forward. Known to be a strict disciplinarian, Emery has challenged Duran’s attitude, leading to tensions at the club’s training ground. Despite this, Duran has managed to contribute four goals in his limited appearances this season.

Competition for Places

With Ollie Watkins firmly established as Villa’s leading man up front, Duran has struggled to secure a starting position, making the first eleven only six times. Aston Villa’s search for additional firepower continues as they aim to build on an impressive first half of the season, sitting second in the Premier League standings.

Villa’s Striking Ambitions

Aston Villa’s hunt for a new striker has seen them eye Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, with a potential bargain deal in the region of £5-10 million. As Villa prepare to face Everton in their next Premier League match, the club is looking to strengthen its squad to maintain its strong league position.

Young Talent on the Move

In related news, Aston Villa is set to terminate the contract of a 19-year-old player, who is expected to make a move in the January transfer window, indicating a period of change and opportunity at the club.

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