Date: 22nd July 2015 at 10:29pm
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Aston Villa and Newcastle United are vying for the signature of Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan.

The Villans have reportedly already made a £12.6m bid for the Uruguayan international, who has scored once in five appearances for his country.

3rd March 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - Villa manager Tim Sherwood celebrates victory - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Boss Tim Sherwood is poised to lose star striker Christian Benteke to Liverpool this week in a £32.5m deal, meaning the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has a huge job on his hands to fill the void left by the towering Belgian.

Rolan, who was the subject of a failed bid from Steve McClaren’s Magpies last month, scored 16 goals for Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux last season in all competitions.

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