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Junuzovic quashes Villa talk

Zlatko Junuzovic has dismissed speculation linking him with a move from Werder Bremen to Aston Villa.

The Austrian midfielder only has a year remaining on his current deal at Bremen and is reported to have turned down the offer of a new contract this summer.

Villa have been linked with a 3million bid for the 26-year-old, but he insists there has been no contact.

Junuzovic told Bild: "I do not know anything (about Aston Villa). No one has yet come up to me with anything like that."

Junuzovic has been a key player for Bremen since signing from Austria Vienna in January 2012, but missed a large chunk of last season due to a series of injuries.