Aston Villa rejected £25m bid for reported Liverpool target Amavi

Aston Villa rejected £25m bid for reported Liverpool target Amavi

Marseille and Everton have also been linked with the French left-back but the Championship club’s owner has claimed he will be going nowhere in January

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia claims he has rejected a bid of £25 million for Jordan Amavi, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool.

The highly rated left-back joined Villa for around £9m from Nice last season but could not help his team escape relegation from the Premier League due to a knee injury that ended his campaign in November.

He has returned to top form in the Championship this term, however, and reports in England and France have tipped him to join Liverpool, Everton or Marseille in the January transfer window.

Responding to a tweet about an article in La Provence linking him to the French club, however, Xia stated that he had already turned down an offer worth far more than the £10m price tag touted in the media.

“Don’t bother reading this,” he said. “I can tell [you] we have rejected an offer of £25m for Jordan Amavi. He will grow bigger at Aston Villa!”

Amavi, a 22-year-old former France Under-21 international, has made 17 league appearances for Villa this season.

Steve Bruce’s side sit 10th in the second tier on the back of a poor start to the campaign that saw previous manager Roberto Di Matteo sacked after just 12 matches.

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