Last Monday, we covered claims from Belgium that Club Brugge’s Marvelous Nakamba had decided not to turn for up for preseason training, amid interest from Aston Villa.

A day later, Het Belang van Limburg reported the Premier League new boys had offered €10m for the Zimbabwe international, but the Jupiler Pro League were demanding €12m to part ways with him.

Another Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad, now reports the 25-year-old has still not joined rest of his teammates for training, hoping to force a move away from the club.

It’s claimed that Nakamba’s transfer away from Brugge is ‘close’ and Aston Villa’s interest is once again mentioned.

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According to player’s entourage, an agreement could be found soon between Dean Smith’s side and Brugge for the player. The latter are still demanding €12m to sanction Nakamba’s sale and the report doesn’tspecify if Villa are ready to meet the asking price.

Nakamba, whose chances of playing for Brugge are close to non-existent, is attracting interest from others, but Aston Villa remain the ‘most concrete’ club for him.