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30th Aug, 2016 | 11:15pm

Reliable journalist: Aston Villa target set for exit door in next 24 hours

By Dominic Toner

Alberto Adomah is likely to exit Middlesbrough before the transfer window closes, according to a report.

Sky Sports’ north-east correspondent Keith Downie revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 28-year-old midfielder will leave the Premier League side on Wednesday.

Middlesbrough have enjoyed a fine start to the Premier League season following their promotion with one win and two draws, but Adomah is deemed surplus to requirements under Aitor Karanka.

News website HITC claimed that the winger has been targeted by Aston Villa already this summer.

Moreover, a report from Ed Aarons, the Guardian’s deputy sports news editor, on his personal Twitter account that Adomah would decide on a move to Villa Park last weekend.

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Roberto Di Matteo have been highly active this summer in the transfer window and midfield pairing Mile Jedinak and Aaron Tshibola are just two of the new faces at Villa Park.

Villa could return for Adomah with the player set to leave Riverside before the 11pm deadline cut-off point on Wednesday night.

It is understood that Adomah rejected a new three-year deal at Boro last week because the offer was below expectations.

The right-winger has entered the final year of his current deal and has slipped down the pecking order at the Premier League club.

The Ghanian international started Middlesbrough’s season opener against Stoke, but was reduced to a 59th minute substitute appearance in their second match against Sunderland before being left out of the match day squad against West Brom on Sunday.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, Stan Collymore has reacted to the club’s latest summer signing.