Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has rubbished the speculation linking on loan Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone with a January switch to West Bromwich Albion.
Reports emerged over the festive period that West Brom were interested in the player and reports stated that they would be in discussions with United about recalling him so they could sign him on a permanent basis.
Responding to a fan on twitter, Xia said about the stories.
Just like all stories to fill with newspaper space. He will be with us, hopefully we go up then he will be permanently. I think Villa is his fortunate place.. .
Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) January 2, 2018
Sky Sports went on to say that according to Steve Bruce, who held further discussions with Jose Mourinho this week, he was not aware of anything concrete in the press reports and the topic of our near neighbours didn’t come up during those chats.
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