Lambert keen to keep Vlaar and slams agent

The Dutch centre-back, 29, is in the final season of his contract at Villa Park, having moved to the Midlands outfit from Feyenoord in 2012.

Vlaar's representative Arnold Oosterveer said earlier in November that the defender was in demand in mid-year, with Southampton among the suitors, and that it was time for him to "take a nice step".

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