Date: 9th June 2017 at 4:05pm
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Aston Villa look like missing out on Sam Hughes to Leicester City.

According to a report in the Birmingham Mail the young Chester defender is on his way to Leicester City despite interest from Villa.

Hughes was a commanding figure in the heart of the Chester defence despite their lowly finish in the National League.

A number of Championship sides expressed an interest in the 20-year-old but it seems that Leicester have made the biggest impression on Hughes with a fee of £125,000 agreed with Chester.

Steve Bruce has expanded Villa’s scouting network across the lower divisions in a bid to bring in players ready to make the step up rather than looking in foreign markets.

After half a season in charge at Villa Park Bruce is expecting a busy summer of players coming and going as he attempts to repeat his 2016 achievement when he took Hull City to automatic promotion.

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