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Aston Villa transfer news: Dwight Gayle deal dead as Scott Sinclair attracts Celtic interest

Newcastle have swooped in ahead Aston Villa to land Dwight Gayle while Scott Sinclair could be heading out the door.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly renewed his interest in the winger and would like a reunion with the former Swansea City star north of the border.

Gayle is expected to have a medical on Tyneside later today ahead of a £9m move.

Sinclair hit his best form under Rodgers for The Swans, but has had three unhappy years away from the Liberty Stadium.

Meanwhile, Villa players returned for pre-season training yesterday and were joined by former skipper Stiliyan Petrov after his recovery from leukaemia.

Odds tumbled in to 1/4 yesterday on ex-Villan Christian Benteke moving from Liverpool to Crystal Palace.

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