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Southampton left-back Matt Targett a target for Aston Villa

Southampton left-back Matt Targett is a target for Aston Villa.

The Sun says the Southampton defender, 23, is Dean Smith's first choice to add competition at left-back following promotion from the Championship.

Targett almost signed for Fulham during the January window before a move fell through and he stayed at St Mary's.

But that has left the door open for Villa to swoop and offer top-flight football next season for the £10million-rated man.

Targett started 13 games in the Premier League last season but was behind Ryan Bertrand at left-back at the end of the campaign.

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