Aston Villa lining up third offer for Championship ace

Chelsea v Middlesbrough - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg
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Aston Villa are 'pushing' hard to sign Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers before the end of the transfer window next Wednesday, according to a report by Football Insider.

The Premier League side have already seen two offers rejected by Boro for the highly-rated attacker this month but are believed to be lining up a third bid as they look to tempt his current club into finally cashing in.

Rogers, 21, scored for Michael Carrick's men in their recent Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. However, his club were beaten 6-1 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate.

The Halesowen-born man started his career on the books at West Brom before linking up with Manchester City as a youngster. He was a regular for the North West outfit at various youth levels but never made a senior appearance under Pep Guardiola.

Instead, Rogers was shipped out on loan on a few occasions to Lincoln City, AFC Bournemouth and Blackpool in the Football League to get some experience under his belt and boost his development.

He was then given the green light to head out of the Etihad Stadium exit door on a permanent basis when Middlesbrough came calling last summer and hasn't looked back since.

The attacker has become a key player at the Riverside Stadium and has scored seven goals in all competitions during the first-half of this campaign. However, Aston Villa are desperate to snap him up this winter and Boro have a big decision to make regarding his future.

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