Villa Kiyotake bid rebuffed

  • By: Thomas Zocher
  • Last Updated: July 3 2013, 9:44 BST

Nurnberg general manager Martin Bader has confirmed the club have rebuffed a transfer enquiry from Aston Villa for Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake.

Hiroshi Kiyotake: Aston Villa target
Hiroshi Kiyotake: Aston Villa target

The Premier League outfit are reportedly keen to add the 23-year-old to their ranks for a proposed transfer fee of £7.5million.

But the Bundesliga side have no intention of letting go of Kiyotake, who is under contract until June 2015 and has established himself a key player after joining at the start of last season.

Bader told Nurnberger Nachrichten newspaper: "I am able to confirm this transfer enquiry from Aston Villa.

"We have made it clear to Aston Villa we have no interest nor intention to sell the player."


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