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9th Aug, 2017 | 9:30pm

Tony Xia responds to Aston Villa's reported interest in PL forward

By Harvey Byrne

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has denied reported links to West Ham forward Robert Snodgrass, telling they are just a rumour at this stage.

The Daily Mail reported on their website on Wednesday afternoon that the Midlands giants were looking at the Hammers’ 29-year-old.

However, a fan asked Xia via his personal Twitter account about whether the reported interest were just rumours and the Chinese businessman simply responded with “yes.”

Snodgrass has only been at West Ham for seven months after completing a £10.2million from Hull.

He has since played 15 times for the Hammers, but the right-winger has failed to contribute a single goal to side, while providing just two assists.

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Aston Vila meanwhile, already have Ahmed Elmohamady and Albert Adomah as their right-wing options and it is widely reported that the club needs to sell before they bring another player in.

Snodgrass, who has been capped 24 times at international level for Scotland is also likely to command a big wage and the Midlands side have already added each of Elmohamady, Glenn Whelan, John Terry, Christopher Samba, Josh Onomah and Sam Johnstone to their wage bill this summer.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, an international defender has spoken of Villa’s interest.

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