Momo Sissoko set to arrive at Villa Park.
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Aston Villa have expressed an interest in Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko.
Manager Gerard Houllier wants a box to box midfielder among his long list of targets and has already expressed an interest in signing Michael Carrick from Manchester United.
However, Sissoko may be an easier target to recruit with Juventus willing to sell the 25-year-old Mali international for around £6m. (Daily Mail)
Aston Villa showed in Monday’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool that they are desperately lacking steel in midfield, but with Barry Bannan, Nigel Reo Coker, Stiliyan Petrov and Ashley Young all absent at Anfield, that was unsurprising.
Mohamed Sissoko proved a solid signing for Liverpool during his three year spell, but eventually lost his place in the team to Javier Mascherano.
He has been equally dependable for Juventus since signing in 2008, but Felipe Melo and Claudio Marchisio have tended to start ahead of him for the Italian side this season, and he has been allowed to move on.
While Sissoko may well be a decent signing for Aston Villa, Houllier will have to work hard to convince his team’s fans that he is not just rebuilding an old Liverpool team – even if the Mali international joined Liverpool after he departed Anfield.
They would almost certainly prefer to see Michael Carrick in midfield at Villa Park though.
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