Aston Villa are in talks with Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban as they look to pip Cardiff to his signing according to a report from the Daily Express.

Earlier in the month, Bournemouth decided to recall Grabban from his loan at Sunderland. While he was in great form at the Black Cats, the club were not and they could get relegated for a second season in a row in May if they do not improve their form. Despite the recall, the Cherries were very happy to send the striker back out on loan again and this caused a mass chase with seemingly every Sky Bet Championship team being linked with him at some stage.

But as the transfer window got closer and closer to closing, it appeared that Cardiff would be the ones to sign him with reports saying they are not far from completing the deal. But this move might now be in doubt. Transfer deadline day rumours have been saying that they are looking to sign Gary Madine from Bolton Wanderers and this seems to have opened the door for another team to try and sign Grabban.

And that’s exactly what is happening as Aston Villa have opened talks with Grabban over bringing him to the club. They have a hole up front after an injury to Jonathan Kodjia ruled him out for the forseeable future and they need a new striker to help them to get promoted back to the Premier League. And at the moment, that striker looks like it will be Grabban.

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