Latest Transfer Update at 25-07-11
Charles N'Zogbia: Set for Villa move
ASTON VILLA SET TO SIGN N'ZOGBIA
Aston Villa are set to sign Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia in a £9.5million deal, Press Association Sport understands.
It is understood the fee for the former Newcastle player has finally been agreed between the two clubs although no official confirmation of the deal has been made yet by either club.
It is believed a compromise deal has been struck after Wigan rejected Villa's initial offer of £9million.
N'Zogbia, who has a year left on his Wigan deal, is expected to hold talks over personal terms and undergo a medical in the next 24 hours once the deal has been officially rubber-stamped between the clubs.
New Villa boss Alex McLeish has been keen to bring in a new wide player after the sale of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.
It is a case of second time lucky for Scot McLeish who 12 months ago thought he had signed N'Zogbia when in charge of Birmingham, only for the deal to collapse at the 11th hour after Blues failed to agree personal terms with the player.
N'Zogbia will be reunited with his former Newcastle team-mate Shay Given, who last week became McLeish's first signing of the summer in a £3.5million move from Manchester City.
The Frenchman is likely to have to wait to join up with Villa's first-team squad as they are currently on a pre-season tour of Hong Hong and he does not have the required work visa.