By Laura O'Leary

6th Nov, 2017 | 12:37pm

Aston Villa make emphatic verdict on future of first-team quartet – report

By Laura O’Leary

Aston Villa currently have no plans to sell Scott Hogan, Jack Grealish, James Bree or Henri Lansbury according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail reports that despite Aston Villa needing to sell in order to add to their squad thanks to Financial Fair Play rules, the four players would not be sold in the January window.

Grealish has only managed 13 minutes of Championship action this season, having suffered from kidney problems since pre-season.

The young midfielder returned in Aston Villa’s last game, a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Bree has featured more than Grealish but has still only made three appearances in the Championship for the Villans this season.

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Bree has been at Aston Villa since last January having joined from fellow Championship side Barnsley.

Hogan also joined the side in January, moving from Brentford, and has been a regular for Aston Villa.

The striker has made 17 appearances across all competitions this season and scored three goals to help his side’s cause.

The fourth player that was suggested to be facing a January exit was Lansbury, and he has been limited to only five appearances across all competitions so far this season.

A knee injury has kept the centre midfielder out of contention since late September when he suffered the injury in a League Cup tie against Middlesbrough.

The 27-year-old, just like Bree and Hogan, only joined the Villans last January, with Lansbury making the move from Nottingham Forrest.

Despite suffering defeat on Saturday to Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa sit sixth in the Championship, with 26 points from the first 16 game games.

In other Aston Villa news, James Chester named the player he believed was key if the Villans wanted to achieve promotion this season.

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