A move to Aston Villa is now unlikely for Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady.

The Scottish Sun says he is at the centre of a staggering £27million transfer tussle between Spartak Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg.

Reports in Russia state that Zenit are closing in on a breathtaking swoop for the Spartak wing ace who's taken their league by storm since leaving Parkhead in August, 2010.

Spartak are expected to accept Zenit's incredible offer. They lie in sixth place, ten points behind leaders CSKA Moscow, and former Celtic star McGeady has become frustrated at their form.

He said: "We're so inconsistent at the moment. It doesn't make me optimistic this season."

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