Date: 19th January 2018 at 2:08pm
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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has confirmed that the club are searching to bring in new players, as they continue to be linked with forward Leonardo Ulloa, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail revealed that the Leicester forward is still wanted by Bruce.

However, the Villa boss would not be drawn on naming names during the club’s press conference ahead of this weekend’s match against Barnsley but did admit if a player would improve his team, he would go for them.

Aksed what was stopping him bringing players in Bruce said, “We need the clubs to say yes, basically.

“But if there’s someone out there who can improve us then we will do it. I’m not just going to bring people in because the transfer window is open. They have to be of a certain quality,” Bruce said in the Birmingham Mail.

The Argentinian, 31, is deemed surplus to requirements by Foxes manager Claude Puel after finding himself limited to only a handful of appearances for the Foxes this term – playing just seven times without scoring.

Bruce has been looking to bring in new faces with last season’s top scorer Jonathan Kodjia out injured and unlikely to make a return this season, attacking reinforcements are needed.

Leeds are also thought to be in the running for the player’s signature.

Football Insider verdict:

Villa could certainly do with a boost to their forward line, given that out of the teams in the top six, they have the lowest goals for record. It’s margins such as this that could decide whether they get a place in the play offs or not. Having said that at 31, the Argentinian is getting on in footballing terms but Bruce may want to call on his years of experience in the game as he bids to guide his team back into the Premier League.

In other Aston Villa news, club rejects bid for top midfielder.

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