January 3

Liverpool and Aston Villa lose race for Monaco defender as Valencia close in

first_imgLiverpool and Aston Villa target Aymen Abdennour is set for a move to Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The Monaco centre-back has been chased by a host of European clubs this summer, with Villa boss Tim Sherwood keen on using leftover funds from the sales of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph to strengthen his back-line.Abdennour looks to be closer to an exit from the French outfit after they were knocked out of the Champions League last night, but it seems the beneficiaries could be Valencia – the team that beat Monaco 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the group stages.Super Deporte claim a deal is close to being agreed, with Abdennour replacing Nicolas Otamendi, who moved to Manchester City earlier this month. 1 Aymen Abdennour last_img