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Aston Villa poised to sign Jordan Veretout from Ligue 1 Nantes

Aston Villa are set to make Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout their fourth signing from the French top flight this summer.

Veretout, 22, starred for his Ligue 1 club last season and Villa are close to adding the France under-21 international to their ranks.

"We're in agreement on almost everything," Nantes president Waldemar Kita told L'Equipe.

"I have to give in. He's 22. He's got a great future ahead of him, and he's going to play for a big English club."

Villa boss Tim Sherwood has already signed Idrissa Gueye from Lille, Jordan Amavi from Nice and Jordan Ayew from Lorient.

Veretout, who scored seven goals in 36 Ligue 1 outings last season, had also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Southampton.