According to local media outlet The Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are likely to miss out on a move for Anton Donkor as Premier League side Everton race into pole position to sign him.
The VfL Wolfsburg winger was on the radar of the Villains but they appear to have conceded defeat at the hands of the Toffees, with Donkor preferring a move to England’s top flight.
The 19-year-old’s agent had been in discussions with representatives of Aston Villa but he has since had his head turned by the Everton speculation and is expected to hold talks with the Merseyside outfit later this week.
The German youth international has never played a senior game for VfL Wolfsburg but he is regarded as a bright young talent in Germany.
He has regularly represented Wolfsburg’s B team, who play in the lower echelons of the German league system.
Aston Villa look set to miss out on this target as he prefers a move to Everton.
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