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Villa set to miss out on experienced defender

Hull City look set to make an offer to Joleon Lescott, which means that Aston Villa will likely not be getting the defender.

Alexander Hassenstein

Aston Villa have been linked to former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott for what seems like ages. Finally, mercifully, that storyline looks set to end. Hull City have apparently offered the defender a two-year contract with an option for a third. The allure of European play, even if it is just Europa League, should certainly be enough to attract Lescott, who has expressed a desire to stay in England despite international interest.

In all fairness, the signing last week of Philippe Senderos likely signaled the end of Aston Villa's interest in Lescott anyhow. He could have been a useful option for the club, but Senderos provides many of the same attributes at what is likely a lower cost. While having depth in the defense isn't a bad thing, Lescott and Senderos along with Ron Vlaar, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, and Nathan Baker would have probably been a bit much.

Now we can move on to finding some better evergreen rumours for Aston Villa. Don't be shocked if you start hearing Hiroshi Kiyotake's name again now that the press have lost their go-to Villa link.