Aston Villa eye fresh target for 'late window move' as Unai Emery persists with £10m winger

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Aston Villa are pushing to get some late business done on the winter market.

Aston Villa are still considering some potential late moves on the January transfer window to boost their chances in the Premier League this season. Unai Emery's side have emerged as a surprise threat at the top of the table, as they currently sit fourth in the table, just five points behind leaders Liverpool.

After upsetting Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Arsenal earlier this season, Villa are being discussed in the title race and are, at the very least, in very good stead to finish inside the Champions League qualification bracket.

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As we enter the final days of the transfer window, the Villans have stepped up the interest in their winter targets. According to the Daily Mail, Emery and co 'remain in talks' over a deal for Middlesbrough's Morgan Rogers, who they have already bid twice for. Boro reportedly value the 21-year-old winger at £10 million and he is keen to make the move to the Premier League side, having only left the Man City youth set-up six months ago.

Villa have another player on the radar in the form of Jonathan Rowe from Norwich City, who plays primarily in the same position as Rogers. The 20-year-old is extremely versatile and can play on either side of the attack, as well as in an attacking midfield role. Rowe has contributed 13 goals and four assists in all competitions for the Canaries so far this season.

Rogers also boasts impressive versatility on the pitch — like Rowe, he is a left-winger by trade but has played in the No.10, No.9 and false nine positions this season. The 21-year-old has notched seven goals and nine assist this term, which is likely why Boro are desperate not to see him leave.

Aston Villa have reportedly tabled another offer to Middlesbrough for Rogers but they could shift their focus onto Rowe if they are knocked back for a third time.

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