Makoun considers Villa talks

Transfer talks subject to Lyon midfielder's consent

Last Updated: 12/01/11 9:35pm

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Makoun: Wanted by Villa

Makoun: Wanted by Villa

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Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun is deciding whether he wants to join Aston Villa, according to Lyon.

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Gerard Houllier met Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas for talks on Wednesday as the Villa boss bids to complete a reported £6million deal.

Discussions are ongoing, but Lyon are willing to negotiate about the bit-part player and are now waiting for Makoun's consent.

"The progress of the talks are still subject to the player's agreement," the French club said in a statement on their official website.

Makoun joined Lyon from Lille in 2008 when the former paid £11million for the now 27-year-old.

Houllier wants the defence-minded, 54-time international to bring some experience and responsibility to his young midfield.

Villa, who are in a Premier League relegation fight, are also chasing Blackpool's Charlie Adam.

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