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Championship rivals linked with shock move for Aston Villa defender – report

Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a shock move for Aston Villa full-back Alan Hutton.

The Sun report that the Hillsborough club hope to to agree a fee with Villa and speak to Hutton as soon as today.

The 32-year-old triggered a 12-month contract extension in March, set to keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

Hutton has experienced vastly fluctuating fortunes since joining Villa from Tottenham in 2011, but last season stood firm as a key figure, making 36 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side.

The Scot is firmly first-choice at right-back and won plaudits among fans in the later weeks and months of the season.

Convicing Villa to sell to a promotion rival may prove a difficult task for Wednesday, after owner Tony Xia’s steadfast resolve in refusing to allow Joe Bennett to join the Owls last year.

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