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Report: Aston Villa contact 2-goal Rangers target, but Steve Bruce may have an advantage

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According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa have made an approach to sign Northampton forward Caleb Chukwuemeka.

What’s the story?

Well, the Villans have made their move for the 19-year-old, whose brother – Carney Chukwuemeka – is already at Villa Park.

However, Northampton have rejected the approach.

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The Daily Mail add that Rangers are also interested.

Additionally, the Daily Mail believe scouts from Tottenham and Newcastle came to watch him during Northampton’s pre-season defeat to West Ham.

Northampton risk losing the teenage prospect for a minimal compensation fee if they do not agree a deal with one of the interested clubs.

Chukwuemeka’s current terms expire at the end of January.

Newcastle might have an advantage

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Interestingly, the Daily Mail believe Newcastle might have an advantage.

They state that Graham Carr – former Chief Scout on Tyneside – is now an Associate Director at Northampton.

His presence at the League One club, coupled with his contacts at Newcastle, could see Steve Bruce gain the upper hand in this race.

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Only time will tell where Chukwuemeka ends up, but there’s no denying that he’s a fine prospect.

Despite his age, he made 22 appearances in League One last season, scoring one goal – in all competitions, he notched two goals.

Only time will tell where this exciting prodigy ends up.

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