Although the Feyenoord central defender told the Dutch press it would be a â€śdreamâ€ť to join Villa, the transfer is far from being a formality.
â€śRon came over and we had a chat with him, thatâ€™s basically where itâ€™s been left, thereâ€™s nothing imminent at all,â€ť Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.
â€śI spoke to the guy and heâ€™s a really top bloke and a very good player. Weâ€™ll see what happens. I just had a chat with the guy, thatâ€™s all it was.
â€śI honestly donâ€™t know if anyone else is interested in him. I had a chat with him the other day and he was great, everythingâ€™s fine.
â€śI know what type of character he is and weâ€™ll need to see what happens. Iâ€™ll have a chat with the people here. The main thing was having a chat with the lad himself to see how he feels. I donâ€™t know if heâ€™ll be coming out here, Iâ€™ve only just had a chat with him.
â€śIâ€™ve not put any ground rules down, nothing at all, it was just a chat.â€ť