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Ex-Wanderers Target Sánchez Coming to England?

Wonder if his wage demands will be a bit more sensible this time?!

Laurence Griffiths

According to today's TelegraphAston Villa are in talks over a bid to sign Elche's Colombia international midfielder Carlos Sánchez.

Back in 2012, Sánchez had left French side Valenciennes and was reportedly in talks with Bolton Wanderers and then-manager Owen Coyle over a free transfer move to the Reebok.

Colombia World Cup midfielder Carlos Sanchez after his agents asked the Championship club for a £6.4million contract and a suspicion over visa problems.

Memorably, Wanderers were left stunned when the player's adviser suddenly demanded more than TWICE what had been on the table before they arrived from South America.

Coyle and Bolton had made an attractive offer to the Colombian, offering more than then-Premier League sides West Ham and Reading. However, the agent's demands for £40,000-a-week over three years stunned them.

Sánchez's agents also wanted £2m up front, and a free transfer if Bolton hadn't been promoted at the end of that season.

Let's hope that Villa are equally as tough in the face of such nonsense.