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Championship side reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa defender

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The Daily Express have broadcasted the news from The Sun regarding the potential transfer of Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick to the ranks of the Championship rivals Reading.

According to the same source, the 30-year-old could leave Villa Park after the Manchester United prodigy Axel Tuanzebe arrived earlier this week.

The Lions are overcrowded in the backline at the moment, with James Chester, Christopher Samba, Micah Richards, club’s captain John Terry, and the newcomer Tuanzebe all eager to prove their worth to the manager Steve Bruce.

On the other hand, the Reading manager Jaap Stam is seeking reinforcements to yank his team after disastrous performances in their last five league games.

The Royals have troubles in the backline, rarely managing to keep the clean sheet this season. They hope to conclude the deal in a hurry, hoping to take advantage of Bruce’s desire to get rid of the former Bournemouth centre-back.