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Championship rivals reportedly make the first move towards Aston Villa target

The Birmingham Mail reports that Wolverhampton Wanderers have made the first contacts with Bournemouth over the potential signing of Lewis Grabban, who has also been chased by Aston Villa and Cardiff City.

Grabban has had a terrific first half of the season, where he scored twelve goals in 19 games for Sunderland in the Championship. His excellent performances alarmed Bournemouth officials to recall him six months before the end of the loan spell. However, the 29-year-old forward is expected to leave Dean Court as Bournemouth want to cash in on his sale.

Aston Villa need to bring a quality attacker due to injuries of Gabby Agbonlahor and Jonathan Kodjia, and manager Steve Bruce wants to secure the services of versatile forward in January.

That said, Wolverhampton are currently leading the race after making initial contacts with the Premier League side.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo seems determined to seal the deal for Grabban as soon as possible, so Villa may have to consider other alternatives.