Colombia striker Jhon Durán set to join Aston Villa

LONDON (AP) — Aston Villa has reached an agreement to sign Colombia striker Jhon Durán from Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire for a reported $18 million. The 19-year-old Durán scored eight goals in 22 appearances for the Fire last season and has played three times for Colombia. Villa says the deal is subject to Durán passing a medical examination, agreeing to personal terms and obtaining a working visa. Durán will become Villa’s second signing of the January transfer window after left back Alex Moreno from Real Betis. Nottingham Forest has signed Brazilian midfielder Danilo from Palmeiras on a 6 1/2-year deal.

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