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Aston Villa battling St Etienne for Trezeguet

Aston Villa are battling St Etienne for Egyptian winger Mahmoud Trezeguet.

The Sun says Villa CEO Christian Purslow and the club's sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch have sanctioned a £9m deal with the 24-year-old's Turkish club Kasimpasa for Mo Salah's international team-mate.

He is set to fly to the UK over the weekend to complete a medical.

However reports in France say Saint Etienne hope to hijack the move, using some of the proceeds of William Saliba's proposed £27m transfer to Arsenal fund a late raid.

Trezeguet beat Salah to be voted the best player in Egypt's AFCON Group A.

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