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Stoke make improved £10M bid for James Chester

Stoke make improved £10M bid for James Chester

Things are about to get a lot better for Aston Villa this summer as the club found a new majority shareholder to help them out with their financial problems.

Multi-billionaire duo Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have both invested in the club after buying a share from Dr Tony Xia and are due to hold a meeting with Steve Bruce about their plans for the Villa Park outfit.

It has been rumoured recently that Thierry Henry could be the man to replace the current boss, however, Bruce is also expected to talk about player sales, which the club had been in a position to make as they tried to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.

One man that has been the subject of plenty of interest this summer is James Chester, and according to reports, that does not appear to have gone away.

The Daily Mail are claiming that Stoke City have made a £10million bid for the defender, as they look to try and make an instant return to the Premier League.

The Verdict:

Villa would have initially been happy for the £10m figure being touted, however, with a change in their circumstances, they may now be in a position to reject it.

Chester was influential for the Villans last season as they reached the Play-Off final and the club would be desperate to see him remain at Villa Park for the foreseeable future.

However, with things still unclear in the Midlands, this could be a deal that may still go through should the new majority shareholders feel they need to raise capital.

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