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Villa table bid for youngster Bennett

August 29, 2012
By David Instone
Aston Villa are hoping to follow up their first victory under new boss Paul Lambert by landing England Under-21 international defender Joe Bennett from Middlesbrough.

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A bid, thought to be around £2.5 million, has been lodged for Bennett, 22, who has played nearly 100 times for his club.

Lambert was asked about the pursuit of the player following last night's 3-0 Capital One Cup victory over Tranmere and said: "Hopefully, ...

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