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Villa chiefs deny Veloso a target

Aston Villa assistant manager John Robertson has denied reports they're keen on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso.

"We are working on some players like any club but this player is not in our plans," Robertson told Portuguese newspaper Record.

Villa chief scout Ian Storey-Moore has backed up Robertson after he rejected claims that the club had sent scouts to Portugal on Saturday to watch Veloso in action against Nottingham Forest in a pre-season clash.

"Nobody was there for this match because Miguel Veloso does not interest our manager," he said.

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