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Vlaar not expecting Villa move

July 22, 2012
By ESPN staff

Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar has cast doubt over the prospect of a move to Aston Villa.

Ron Vlaar
GettyImagesRon Vlaar now appears likely to remain at Feyenoord

• Vlaar: Villa move a dream

Netherlands centre-back Vlaar, 27, held talks with Villa earlier this month and said he had been given a "very positive impression" of the club. However, while he is not ruling anything out, it appears he is now leaning towards a prolonged stay at De Kuip.

"Feyenoord is in my heart and I have been through it a lot," Vlaar said. "The opportunity that I had, to leave for Aston Villa, I don't think it is as likely now."

Meanwhile, Villa have said Gabriel Agbonlahor will be out for two weeks due to injury.

Agbonlahor headed home the winner for Villa in their 1-0 victory over Chicago Fire during their latest US tour match. However, he later departed due to injury, although the club say the problem is not serious.

A message posted on Villa's official Twitter page read: "Gabby Agbonlahor injury not as bad as first feared. Out for two weeks."