Aston Villa are thought to be closing in on a deal for Brentford defender Ezri Konsa, according to Sky Sports.

The report suggests that a £12 million move for the England Under 21 international is progressing, which would see the player become Villa’s seventh summer signing.

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Villa have already spent around £67 million on six permanent arrivals, with defedner Tyrone Mings the lastest to complete a move to Villa Park.

Konsa could well partner Mings at the heart of Dean Smith’s defence for the upcoming campaign if a deal goes through, with Smith and Konsa previously working together at Griffin Park.

The 21-year-old, who joined the club from Charlton Athletic last summer, looks set to leave Brentford after they signed Pontus Jansson from Leeds United.

Fulham were reportedly keen on the idea of a loan deal for the defender, however, it looks as if a permanent move to Villa Park for Konsa is edging closer.


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