Three bargain bin strikers goal-shy Aston Villa could call upon this January

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Arsenal, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers strikers could feature on Aston Villa's striking shopping list.

Aston Villa supporters are desperate to see their club add some attacking talent to their squad this January, but know they cannot break the bank. 

This season, Villa have regularly come unstuck in front of goal and have only scored 12 goals in 21 games. It's only through their defensive efforts that Villa have managed to stay clear of the relegation zone and they currently sit 12th in the Premier League

On Sunday, as Villa met Blackpool in the FA Cup, supporters voiced their frustration while they watched their side struggle to break down the Championship's bottom side.

Christian Benteke saved face in the 88th minute with the winning goal, but it wasn't enough to appease supporters, who are desperate to see their side add more goals to their game. 

We take a look at three strikers who could do just that without breaking the bank. 

Yaya Sanogo - Arsenal - loan

According to the Mirror, Villa are currently in pole position to land the French Under-21 striker and it's a deal we believe could be of huge benefit to Paul Lambert's front line. 

Although the youngster hasn't had much playing time at Arsenal, the 21-year-old has proven himself as a goalscorer both in France and at youth International level. So, as a loan signing, Sanogo could possibly be one of the best Lambert could make. 

During his last season with Auxerre, the Massy-born striker netted an impressive 10 goals in 13 appearances and earlier this year he netted a brace against England Under-21s.

Steven Fletcher - Sunderland - £4 million

According to the Sun, Sunderland are willing to allow the Scotland forward to leave the club for a bargain £4 million, with Hull City interested. 

Fletcher, who has scored four goals in 14 Premier League games this season, is a player that has proven himself and played top-level football for six seasons now, scoring 48 league goals in the process. Although he may not be everyone's choice of striker, he would certainly add a proven threat to Villa's forward line for a good price.

Rudy Gestede - Blackburn Rovers - £4million+

Thinking outside the box, Lambert could do worse than looking at the Championship's top scorer for 2014 - Rudy Gestede. 

The tall front man netted 25 goals in 44 league games in 2014, with 12 coming in 22 outings this season. Gestede has shown that, despite becoming known as a fringe player at Cardiff, he has the ability to play at the highest level and has exactly what it takes to be one of the best in the Championship at the moment. 

Based on the success of Charlie Austin and Danny Ings, Gestede could well be a gamble worth taking, especially as Blackburn are currently under a transfer embargo and ordered to work under certain limitations. 

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