Villa encourage Sunderland to bid for Collins

Sunderland are set to snap up Aston Villa defender James Collins. The Daily Mirror says the 28-year-old Welsh defender has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Villa Park.

Sunderland are set to snap up Aston Villa defender James Collins.

The Daily Mirror says the 28-year-old Welsh defender has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Villa Park.

And boss Paul Lambert hopes to use the sale of Collins to help finance the signing of Ron Vlaar from Feyenoord,

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