Aston Villa agree £3m fee for Henri Lansbury from Nottingham Forest
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 19/01/17 3:30pm
Aston Villa have agreed a £3m deal to sign Henri Lansbury from Nottingham Forest, according to Sky sources.
The Forest captain only has six months remaining on his contract at the City Ground and the East Midlands club have received significant interest from other clubs.
It is understood that Watford, Norwich and Derby have all made approaches for the midfielder but Villa has always been Lansbury's preferred destination.
The 26-year-old will undergo a medical in Birmingham on Thursday and Villa are hopeful the deal can be completed in time for tomorrow's EFL registration deadline, so that he can play in Saturday's game at home to Preston.
Despite local rivals Derby seeing a £2.5m bid rejected, Villa boss Steve Bruce confirmed on January 8 that he had made his move for Lansbury, stating "he is a player we think is for sale".
Lansbury has not actually played for Forest since December 11 after suffering a hamstring injury in the warm-up before his side's clash with Derby, which they lost 3-0.
He has established himself as a key player for Forest since his arrival from Arsenal in August 2012, and was made captain in the summer of 2015. He has scored six goals in 19 appearances this season.