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Aston Villa and Leeds can reportedly sign attacker for £6million

According to the Daily Express, Peterborough United have set the £6 million price tag on their in-demand striker Jack Marriott, with Leeds United and Aston Villa currently leading the chase for his signature.

The 23-year-old bomber has had a tremendous first half of the season, drawing the attention from several Championship’ clubs, and it will be hard for the League One’ side to keep him within their ranks this January.

Marriott arrived at the London Road Stadium from Luton Town last summer, immediately imposing himself as an indispensable first-team player.

Leeds’ manager Thomas Christiansen is looking for a quality striker to help the team fight for the Premier League’ promotion this year, and after Cyle Larin rejected ‘Whites,’ he identified the former Ipswich Town player as his top priority.

Steve Bruce is also seeking a high-profile forward to replace the injured Jonathan Kodjia, who is set to miss the rest of the season.

However, both teams will have to splash the amount requested by the Peterborough’ management if they want to acquire Marriott this January.