Announcement scheduled: New Aston Villa signing to be unveiled after Tuesday - Xia
By Amir Mir
Tony Xia has revealed Aston Villa will announce a new signing after their game against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening.
The Villa owner claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that the Midlands club are completing the paperwork on a deal.
Xia did not reveal the identity of the player but it is most likely he is talking about Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak.
The Telegraph Midlands reporter John Percy claimed on Sunday that Villa were set to complete the signing of Jedinak within 48 hours.
Asked by a supporter on Twitter on Monday when the club will announce a new signing, Xia wrote that the club were working on the final details of their fifth signing of the summer and ti would be announced after Tuesday’s Championship clash against Huddersfield at Villa Park.
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@Dr_TonyXia when will a new signing be announced?
— avfcAlexO'reilly (@AlexOreilly15) August 15, 2016
As we can't complete all paper works before tomorrow,we'll announce after tomorrow's game! Hope all u will be happy! https://t.co/ow6TAArR5q
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 15, 2016
Percy also reported that the Championship club are looking to sign Chelsea striker Partick Bamford on loan, as Roberto Di Matteo moulds his squad for a promotion challenge.
Both Jedinak and Bamford would make a drop from the Premier League into the Championship if they were to put pen to paper.
Italian newspaper Tutto Sport also revealed that Villa have agreed terms for Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, 19 who is attracting interest from Napoli and Roma.
A deal for either players will please the Villa Park supporters after they picked up their first win of the Champions season with a 3-0 win against Rotherham on Saturday.
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