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Real Sociedad midfielder Canales did NOT reject Aston Villa

Real Sociedad midfielder Sergio Canales did NOT reject a deadline day move to Aston Villa.

It was claimed Canales had turned down the deal after Villa had offered £7 million for the former Real Madrid and Valencia midfielder.

However, Noticias de Guipuzkoa says Villa never made a bid for the Spain U21 international.

Villa did approach Real about a price for Canales, but were referred to his €30 million buyout clause.

The Premier League club refused to consider meeting the valuation and instead turned to Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, whose loan deal was completed last night.

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