Date: 29th January 2019 at 4:30pm
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Aston Villa are interested in signing Tyrone Mings on loan until the end of the season and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admitted “that’s possible”. Mings has struggled for form, fitness and playing time since joining the Cherries from Ipswich Town in 2015, making only 23 appearances, and may jump at the chance to join another club to get more minutes.

The 25-year-old has made seven appearances in all competitions this season and found himself being left out of the matchday squad in recent weeks. He’s only featured in one of Bournemouth’s last six Premier League games. Since mid-December, Mings has been an unused substitute in three games and failed to make the squad twice.

Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest are looking to capitalise on the situation by signing the Englishman before the January transfer ends. And when asked if Mings could be loaned out this month, Howe told the Bournemouth Echo: “We will wait and see but that’s a possible. Tyrone has been dreadfully unlucky since he joined the club. He’s a talented player and is desperate to play.”

Mings can play left-back and centre-back and will be itching for regular playing time due to being on the periphery at Dean Court – his 23 appearances were made over three-and-a-half years (6.5 appearances a year on average).

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