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Tottenham winger set for £5m transfer to Barclays Premier League rivals

Aston Villa are reportedly closing in on the signing of Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, according to Metro Sport.

The 28-year-old fell out of favour with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino last season and he made just three Premier League starts for the North London outfit before spending the second half of the campaign on-loan at rivals Everton.

His future at White Hart Lane was further thrown into doubt as he was not allocated a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign, although no one has yet been allocated the player’s No. 7, and it now appears he is set to be reunited with former boss Tim Sherwood at Villa in the coming days.

The Midlands outfit have reportedly launched a £5 million bid for the 21-cap England international [Metro] as Sherwood looks to spend some of the money that the club received from the sale of Christian Benteke to Liverpool earlier in the summer.

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Spurs have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, and they could use any income from the sale of Lennon to meet the player’s reported £25 million price tag [Standard Sport]. While Palace are unlikely to want the sale of one of their key assets, it remains to be seen whether Spurs can tempt their south-London counterparts with a lucrative offer.

Tottenham are in need of offensive reinforcements, having shelled out on purely defensive additions-Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Tripper-so far this summer. They have lost the likes of Paulinho, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue, however, while it remains to be seen whether the likes of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela can overcome their underwhelming Spurs careers to date to meaningfully support Harry Kane.

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