Aston Villa face Liverpool challenge for N’Zogbia

According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are leading the race to sign Wigan’s Charles N’Zogbia, but could face stiff competition from Liverpool.

The latter are ready to turn their attention to the winger if their bid for Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon fails, but Alex McLeish is determined to sign the player he has been interested in since his Birmingham days.

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He sees the Frenchman as a natural successor to the recently departed Ashley Young, and could fall into the bargain category, as he enters the last year of his contract at the DW Stadium.

Wigan are resigned to losing their star man and chairman Dave Whelan admits he is powerless to keep the former Newcastle man at the club, and will listen to suitable offers.

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