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26th Aug, 2016 | 9:36pm

Report: Flight booked and medical scheduled as Aston Villa agree cut-price defender deal

By Dominic Toner

Jores Okore is set to sign for Danish champions FC Copenhagen, according to a report.

The Sun report that Aston Villa have agreed to let the defender join Copenhagen for a cut-price fee.

The report details that Okore is now heading to Denmark for a medical and to agree personal terms, and could end up facing Leicester in the Champions League.

Okore, 24, looks set to end his torrid stay at Villa Park after struggling to cement a first-team spot and not impressing new manager Roberto Di Matteo enough to begin the season in the side.

Earlier this summer Okore told the Birmingham Mail that he wanted to stay at the club and fight for his place.

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Di Matteo has opted to field the club’s new signing James Chester and Tommy Elphcik at the heart of the Villa defence and the pair have already kept two clean sheets together in just three matches.

The strong defender signed for Aston Villa from Danish side Nordsjaelland for £4million in 2013 and has featured 47 times for the Midlands outfit,

Okore only featured in 14 matches for Villa during the 2015-16 season and was unable to help the club survive in the Premier League.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, they have eyed up a move for a proven goal-scorer but face competition from a Championship rival.