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Aston Villa's Okore looking to emulate Chelsea, Milan great Desailly

Aston Villa new boy Jores Okore will play with the influence of a former Chelsea and AC Milan star now he has reached the Premier League.

The 20-year old Ivory Coast-born Denmark defender has joined Villa from Nordsjaelland and is looking to find his inner Marcel Desailly now that he will be playing in England's top flight.

"I really looked up to Marcel Desailly when I was young and I still do," Okore told Villa's official website.

"He was my favourite player and hopefully I can play like him and bring a lot into the Premier League like he did."

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