Aston Villa rival Sampdoria for Serbian midfield star Adem Ljajic

first_img1 Aston Villa are locked in a battle with Sampdoria to sign Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic, according to reports.Villa Park boss Tim Sherwood is desperate to add to his midfield following the departure of talisman Fabian Delph and is trying to lure the Serbian to the Midlands.The Premier League side face strong competition from Sampdoria, though, who have made the 23-year-old their top target and want to conclude a deal in the remaining days of the transfer window.It has been reported by Football Italia that Ljajic, who joined Roma in 2013 after a successful three-year stint at Fiorentina, wants to remain in Serie A and would have to be persuaded to move to England.Despite having two years left to run on his Roma deal the schemer, who in the past has been linked to Manchester United, is still wanted by Rudi Garcia at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic last_img read more