FC Nuremberg have made it clear to Aston Villa that Hiroshi Kiyotake is not for sale.

It has emerged that Villa have been showing interest in the 23-year old Japanese midfielder but Nuremberg sporting director Martin Bader says the former Cerezo Osaka ace is going nowhere.

"We have told Villa clearly that we have no interest to sell the player," Bader told nordbayern.de.

"Such requests honor us, but Hiroshi is here to stay."

Kiyotake, who joined the Bavarian club last summer, is valued somewhere between €8-10million on the transfer market.

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