Aston Villa have agreed a fee of £3m for Milan’s Danish central defender Martin Laursen.

Laursen , will sign a four-year deal provided he passes a medical.

The 26-year-old defender has been out of favour at the San Siro since Milan signed Italian international Alessandro Nesta two years ago.

Laursen movedto Italy from Silkeborg and after spells with Veron and Parma, he eventually moved to the Sn Siro.