Aston Villa are looking to sign Japanese star Hiroshi Kiyotake, but Nuremburg are reported to want £10 million for the player.
The same article reveals that Lambert is restricted on how much he can spend until some of Villa’s high wage earners are off the club’s books.
It is reported that Villa would be willing to make an offer of around £7.5 million, but it is thought that the Bundesliga club will not be interested in a bid that low in value.
The article suggests that the youngster caught the attention of the Villa boss whlie representing Japan in the 2012 Olympics.
However, the Daily Mail reports that Nuremburg general manager, Martin Bader has said earlier in the transfer window that Kiyotake was not for sale.
He said, “We’ve made it clear that that we have no interest nor intention to sell the player. Such inquiries flatter us but Hiroshi is here to stay.”
Last season the Japanese youngster scored four goals and assisted a further 10 which was a good return in his first season in the Bundesliga.