Turkish giants in talks with Aston Villa over England international defender

Trabzonspor are in talks with Aston Villa over the transfer of the England international Micah Richards.

Sources close to the club have told Turkish-Football that Trabzonspor want to loan the 28-year-old on a season-long deal as they are unwilling to match Villa’s £4.25m valuation for Richards.

The Black Sea based side are on the hunt for a new right-back after offloading Luis Cavanda to Galatasaray earlier this month. The Black Sea based side are looking to build a strong squad for their 50th anniversary season.

Trabzonspor boss Ersun Yanal has identified Richards as his primary target and wants the deal wrapped up by the end of the week.

Richards provided one assists and scored two goals in 28 appearances for Villa last season but was unable to help his side avoid relegation form the Premier League.

Villa are currently in the Championship and take on Bristol City this weekend.

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