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Aston Villa wait on Lansbury bid

Henri Lansbury Credit: PA

Aston Villa are still waiting to discover if their bid for Henri Lansbury will be accepted.

A £3million offer for the Nottingham Forest captain remains on the table as Steve Bruce looks to revamp his squad.

Midfielder Lansbury is out of contract in the summer and was not included in Forest's squad to face Wigan in the FA Cup on Saturday because of a hamstring injury.

Derby are also reportedly interested in the former Arsenal youngster, who has 19 appearances for Forest this season and joined from the Gunners in 2012.

Bruce is looking to revive his squad after replacing Roberto Di Matteo in October but will not allow Ross McCormack to go out on loan after Villa paid Fulham £12million for the striker in the summer.

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Fans, family and footballers attend Dalian Atkinson's funeral

Former teammates, friends and fans have paid tribute to a charismatic player, with a smile hard to forget - at the funeral of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.

The 48-year-old died after being tasered by police in August, a death which is being investigated by the police watchdog the IPCC.

Today dozens paid tribute to the former Villa star at Telford Crematorium, before a private burial took place.

Chris Halpin reports.

Cortege moves through Telford to Crematorium for Dalian Atkinson service

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