Aston Villa’s move for Croatian international goalkeeper, Lovre Kalinic has fallen through after his work permit was rejected.

Dalmatinskiportal, a Croat news outlet are reporting how a move for the keeper fell through with the deal said to have been worth between £3-million and £5-million, depending on what news source you read the story.

Villa looked set to beat Premier League rivals, Sunderland and Leicester to the signature of the keeper as well as sides from the continent.

Since making his debut in 2009, Kalinic has gone on to make 78 appearances for Hadjuk Split, whilst also spending time out on loan at numerous sides. He has also appeared twice for the Croatian national team since getting his first cap in 2014.

Aston Villa are in the market for a goalkeeper with Brad Guzan being dropped and Mark Bunn taking the number one jersey.

The report is not clear on whether Kalinic will appeal the decision.

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