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Aston Villa Make Hopeful Move for Chelsea Youngster Ryan Bertrand

Villa Park side interested in Blue wide-man, Stamford Bridge side not likely to consider bids.

Chelsea will reject a bid for Ryan Bertrand from Aston Villa and offer the promising left-back a new deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Bertrand was handed a surprise European debut in Chelsea’s Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich and impressed playing as a makeshift left winger.

England manager Roy Hodgson has picked out Bertrand as a player he plans to watch over the coming months and the 22-year-old has also been included in the Team GB men’s Olympic football squad.

New Villa manager Paul Lambert is desperate to strengthen his squad and identified Bertrand as the perfect addition – either on a permanent deal or a season-long loan.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa would perhaps have had more of a chance of luring young defender Ryan Bertrand if Roberto Di Matteo had not been handed the Blue job on a permanent basis but as the Italian is sticking around the 22 year old will be keen to stay put knowing that he has the backing of the former Chelsea player.

Di Matteo was forced into throwing Bertand in at the deep end at times last term through a combination of injury and suspension concerns but this merely forced the talented wide-man into the spotlight and in many ways the former Gillingham youth team player thrived on it.

Up until last term the Southwark born youngster had spent most of his six years at the West London club in the reserves of out on various loan spells. Bertand did not look out of place when selected to start the Champions League Final, even though he was playing in a less familiar role as a left winger ahead of Ashley Cole, and deserves the new deal he is reportedly set to receive.

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