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Villa move to beat Everton for Preston keeper Lonergan

Aston Villa are interested in Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

The Sun says Villa boss Alex McLeish is planning a bid for Lonergan.

The former England Under-21 stopper looks likely to quit relegated North End this summer.

McLeish views Lonergan, 27, as a potential No 2 keeper for next term behind England international Ben Foster, who he hopes to sign from Birmingham.

Villa chief Big Eck believes he can land Lonergan for a bargain price from League One Preston.

North End already have a replacement lined up with Iain Turner expected to join from Everton having impressed on loan last term.

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