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Aston Villa have denied making a bid for Peterborough United goalkeeper Joe Lewis.
Posh’s director of football Barry Fry has claimed he received an “insulting” offer from the Midlands club for the former England U21 international, who handed in a transfer request this week.
Fry told Sky Sports News: “The bid from Villa was an insult. They offered less than what we paid for him. Are they crazy?
“The boy has been away with England, he's played for the U21s and has played 150 games for us.
“If they come back with a sensible offer we will let him go. If not he will stay here.
“Since then I've had two more bids from Premier League clubs which we have rejected.
“I've no problem with Joe, he has asked for a transfer which I understand but we need to see some sensible money.”
However, Villa insist they have not approached the League One side about Lewis, who cost Peterborough £400,000 when he moved to London Road from Norwich City in 2008.
Chief executive Paul Faulkner told the Premier League club’s official website: “The simple truth is that we haven't made a bid for the Peterborough goalkeeper.
“I've seen some of the reports linking us with a bid for this player, but I can confirm that no bid has been made by Aston Villa.”