Villa face Celtic battle for Crewe midfielder Murphy

Aston Villa are battling an ever-increasing field for Crewe Alexandra captain Luke Murphy. Murphy has declared this week he's ready to play at a higher level.

Aston Villa are battling an ever-increasing field for Crewe Alexandra captain Luke Murphy.

Murphy has declared this week he's ready to play at a higher level.

The Express & Star says Villa face a new rival to land midfielder Murphy, with Scottish giants Celtic thought to be preparing a £2.5million offer.

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