Aston Villa aiming for Rangers forward

McLeish is still keen to add another striker to his Aston Villa sideAston Villa manager Alex McLeish is apparently keen to add Scotland and Rangers forward Steven Naismith to his attack and are looking at making the Ibrox side an offer as soon as the January window is opened.

It is believed McLeish is a long term admirer of the 25 year old having managed him briefly at international level but also being aware of Naismith whilst manager of Rangers with the young forward turning out for Kilmarnock at the time.

Steven Naismith joined the Scottish Champions in 2007 and has since been one of their main strikers, hitting 27 league goals in close to 100 league appearances for the side. He has also featured for Scotland in no less than 13 matches scoring twice. Rangers are believed to be aware of interest from several Premier League clubs and will not wish to lose him however with the Premiership competition at a different level they would understand if Naismith decided to face a new challenge.

Whilst Aston Villa seem the most keen at the moment it is likely that at least a few other teams will make their interest known and subsequently more formal and Rangers are unlikely to accept anything less than £5m for the player who only turned 25 last month.

Aston Villa have been keen to land another forward to take some of the pressure off Darren Bent, despite the inform goal scoring of Agbonlahor and will try to bring the young Scotsman in once the window reopens.

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