Villa boss O'Neill goes for Bayern Munich's Van Buyten

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is moving for Bayern Munich defender Danny van Buyten.

The Mirror says Van Buyten is looking to come to the Premier League and was a target of O'Neill's when he was Celtic chief, but the 6ft 5in defender chose to stay in the Bundesliga instead.

The strapping centre-half has had a mixed time at Bayern and wanted to leave in the last transfer window, but was priced out of an exit.

Bayern would want around £4million for the Belgian international, 30, and O'Neill may make that offer soon rather than risk an auction in the summer.

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