Liverpool and Villa battle for Distin

LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez is set to battle it out with Aston Villa for the signing of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. (Daily Mirror)Aston Villa will return with an improved �3million offer for Sylvain Distin after Portsmouth rejected �2.

LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez is set to battle it out with Aston Villa for the signing of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa will return with an improved �3million offer for Sylvain Distin after Portsmouth rejected �2.5m. (Daily Mail)

Distin, 31, who has been a target for Liverpool and Sunderland, hopes Villa can conclude a deal by the start of next week.


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