BURY head coach Chris Brass has confirmed the club has agreed a deal to sell young defender Jacob Bedeau to Aston Villa.

The Championship club had two bids rejected earlier in the week but after further negotiations the two sides have now agreed terms.

Bedeau has made seven appearances for the first team since joining from Leyton Orient on a free transfer in the summer.

The 17-year-old will now undergo a medical at Villa Park as the deal is pushed through ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline.

Brass added that negotiations were still ongoing about the fineprint, and he is keen to work in a loan deal that would allow Bedeau to stay on at Gigg Lane until the end of the season.

"They have got to where our expectations are and they have done their homework, as you would expect from a club of their magnitude," he said.

“The deal has not just happened overnight. It has been ongoing for a while.

“You have to make sure it is in the best interests of Jacob and the football club. He is going to be a fantastic player.

“There are little bits I want to work on. I want to bring him back for the rest of the season, that’s what I want to work on in the next couple of days.”