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Aston Villa move for Leicester defender Christian Fuchs


Aston Villa have made a move for Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs.

The Mirror says Villa are short of cover at left-back and boss Dean Smith has identified the former Austrian international as the man to help the club’s promotion push.

Fuchs, 32, has been kept out of the picture at the King Power Stadium by Claude Puel’s decision to promote Ben Chilwell to the first-team.

And that has paid off spectacularly as the home-grown youngster has progressed to England’s senior squad.

Villa have Neil Taylor as their only recognised defender in that area and although Alan Hutton has deputised on that side in the Welshman’s absence through injury, it has upset the balance in Smith’s rearguard.



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