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Villa want United centre-back on loan

Aston Villa are interested in taking Manchester United centre-back Axel Tuanzebe on loan for the 2021-22 season.

Manager Dean Smith wants a defender with Premier League experience o offer competition to Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konza, and Tuanzebe has been identified as fitting their requirements.

In addition, he has the advantage of already knowing the Midlands club well He ahs had two previous loan spells at Villa Park, and was a key component of the side that gained promotion form the Championship in the 2018 – 2019 season.

The 23-year old has one year left in his current deal at old Trafford, but his contract does include an option for a further year.

The England under-21 international made 19 appearances for United in all competitions, but only four Premier League starts, three of them in May.

United’s willingness to allow him to leave may be dependent upon how successful they are themselves in the transfer market this summer.

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