Villa boss Lambert willing to sell Collins to West Ham

West Ham United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Aston Villa defender James Collins.

West Ham United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Aston Villa defender James Collins.

The London Evening Standard says the 28-year-old defender spent four years at Upton Park after joining from Cardiff in 2005 before making a move to Villa in 2009.

New Villa boss Paul Lambert is willing to let Collins leave for around £2million.

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