Aston Villa are chasing Lorient midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

L'Equipe says Villa are competing with Spanish Liga clubs for Amalfitano.

Amalfitano would prefer a move to la Liga and, according to Spanish sources, he has already passed a medical with Sevilla.

However Lorient insist nothing has been signed as potential suitors look to make a last ditch attempt to sign the coveted midfielder. Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa are rumoured to be among the candidates searching for his signature.

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