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Villa set to sign Yacouba Sylla - from French Second Division

French midfielder Yacouba Sylla is set to join Aston Villa today.

Villa are set to confirm the signing of the player from Ligue Two side Clermont Foot in the next 24 hours in a deal believed to be worth around £1.7 million.

Manager Paul Lambert and chief executive Paul Faulkner have been tying up the loose ends of the deal this evening.

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