Aston Villa gain Morgan Rogers response from Middlesbrough - with knock-on effect for Newcastle United

The latest transfer news, with updates for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United.

Aston Villa have seen a third bid in the region of £7.5 million plus add-ons for Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Morgan Rogers rejected, according to a reputable report.

The Sky Bet Championship outfit have refused to accept Villa's third bid for Rogers, who has scored seven and assisted nine in 33 appearances this season. The versatile attacker remains a vital part of Boro manager Michael Carrick's plans.

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The Telegraph reports Middlesbrough have dismissed Villa's latest approach as they are disappointed their asking price of around £12 million hasn't been met. Boro are looking for a hefty profit after signing the former England Under-20 international for just £1.5 million in the summer.

Villa have been heavily linked with Rogers for weeks, with head coach Unai Emery naming the 21-year-old as his priority January target. As it stands, however, Middlesbrough won't sell unless the correct fee is coughed up. The Villans must decide if they want to return with another bid or move on.

Newcastle United could feel the knock-on impact of the Rogers offer being rejected as the Magpies have made contact with Villa over midfielder Jacob Ramsey. Emery's side probably won't sell their 22-year-old academy project as it is, but a failed move for Rogers decreases the likelihood even further.

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