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Villa Boss Paul Lambert Denies Defour Link

Belgian midfielder not heading to Villa Park.

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has denied that he is looking to bring FC Porto midfielder Steven Defour to the club during the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

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Lambert sought to put an end to the speculation linking them to the Belgian international and also ruled out making a move for Nurnberg attacker Hiroshi Kiyotake.

Defour’s agent had said that the Premier League outfit had been in talks to bring the player to the club on a short term deal until the end of the season, but Lambert said that no offer had been made, or will be made this month.

When quizzed on the speculation regarding Defour, Lambert told the Birmingham Mail: “No, there’s nothing in that. I’ve not seen that one.”

The Scot gave a similar response when asked about Japanese international Kiyotake after some speculative interest over the summer.

“Who? At Nuremberg?” Lambert questioned. “It was a lad I tried to get in the summer, but things have moved on from that. Nuremberg are fighting to stay in the Bundesliga. Good player.”

Lambert has been trying to add some more experience and creativity to his midfield after his young squad have struggled to establish themselves this season.

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