Aston Villa could sign Yaya Sanogo on loan this January, according to reports.
There is said to be plenty of interest in the Arsenal striker from the Premier League and Ligue 1, with Aston Villa prime candidates.
And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits a loan move is a ‘possibility.’
“He would have been the right option [to play at Southampton] but he’s got a minor hamstring injury,” the Arsenal boss told reporters.
“[Before that his gum was] infected and he was under antibiotics for a long time. We [dealt with] it when we thought we had a little break between Liverpool and QPR.
“[A loan move] is a possibility. I would prefer him to go to a Premier League club. He is a goalscorer and he’s not frightened.
“He’s a guy who is naturally aggressive and in the modern game that’s a vital quality, it’s always been a vital quality.”
And, according to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa are in pole position to sign the 21-year-old on loan.
The report, though, does state that Villa face competition from French sides Bordeaux and Lorient.