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Danny Mills has claimed Christian Eriksen would be a good signing for Aston Villa this month but he is not convinced a deal would happen in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England defender suggested the Inter Milan playmaker would not walk into the Villa starting XI given their fine recent form.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claim Eriksen’s intermediaries are in contact with Villa and a loan move is a potential option.

Eriksen, 28, has started just four Serie A games for Antonio Conte’s side this season and is yet to score or provide an assist in 13 games across all competitions this term.

Asked by Football Insider, whether signing Eriksen would show Villa have serious European ambitions, Mils said: “I’m just not sure where he would fit in when you’ve got Ross Barkley at the football club already and obviously Jack Grealish. You then throw Eriksen into that…

“You’ve got McGinn in that midfield area because you’ve got to have an engine room as well. You can’t just go all-out attack and have four flair players up front. That’s not necessarily going to work for you there’s not a great deal of balance in that.

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“Yes he would be a good signing but I don’t think it’s likely. You can never guarantee it but he’s going to want assurances that if he’s playing well he’s in the side and right now I’m not sure he walks into that Aston Villa side.

“He’s not going to come cheap in terms of wages and that kind of thing.

“You need to bring the right type of people in, it’s not just about good signings, it’s about the right type of good signings – good characters.

“I would be surprised if this one happens in January.”

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