Villa boss Lambert targets Norwich defender Martin

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is eyeing Norwich City defender Russell Martin.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is eyeing Norwich City defender Russell Martin.

The Mirror says the talented 27-year-old was key component of the Canaries side Lambert steered from League One into the Premier League with successive promotions.

Martin was also in the Lambert-managed Wycombe side that lost to Chelsea in the 2007 League Cup semi-final.

Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion are also admirers of the centre-back, who can also play right-back.

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