By Amir Mir

Jores Okore is to snub interest from other clubs to remain at Aston Villa, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail, citing Danish Sports website, claim that the centre-back is likely to be a part of manager Roberto Di Matteo’s future plans after holding positive talks with the club.

The strong defender signed for Aston Villa from Danish side Nordsjaelland for £4million in 2013 and has featured 42 times for the Midlands outfit.

Okore is said to be looking to a fresh start under new boss Roberto Di Matteo, the man who wanted to bring him to Chelsea before the Villains swooped in for him.

Nikola Jægerfeld Juric, the agent of Okore, told that his client is likely to stay at Villa for the forthcoming campaign.

The 23-year-old had a disagreement with former caretaker boss Eric Black in the recently completed domestic season after he refused to sit on the bench for a game with Bournemouth, but the Denmark international is looking to draw a line under the incident.

Okore only featured in 16 matches for Villa during the 2015-16 season and was unable to help the club survive in the Premier League.

The news of Okore staying at the club will be a boost for Di Matteo and the supporters as they look for an instant return back to the top-flight of English football.

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