Date: 27th January 2020 at 7:00am
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Rumours linking Aston Villa with a January transfer window move for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, have been with us for a while and it always seemed unlikely, and for a variety of reasons.

Having paid Newcastle United in excess of £20million for his permanent services in the summer of 2018, any club making a move for him would be lucky to get change out of £30/35million, not least owing to Fulham sitting in third place in the Championship table and having promotion aspirations (once again) of their own.

But with reports this week (via the Daily Star) of a £40million valuation this month, even allowing for a striker premium, that has to put any club – bar the most desperate – off, especially in light of claims that should they fail to gain promotion this year, there is already a lower cost option written into his contract allowing him to leave next summer.

Across all competitions (including Serbian duty), Mitrovic has scored 26 goals in 31 games during the 2019/20 campaign, so I can certainly see the clamour for his capture even though he more struggled in the top flight previously, but I’m certainly not alone in believing the fee would end any interest we had – if we had any, to begin with.

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