The 23-year-old has been ever-present in the Rams' team this season, with seven goals from 41 appearances, but could now fly the nest after the club failed to win promotion to the Premier League despite being the early season favourites.
Tim Sherwood is set to ring the changes at Villa following a largely disappointing season and looks to have identified the box-to-box midfielder as a player he would like to see in claret and blue.
Would Jeff Hendrick be a good signing for Aston Villa?
Hendrick is a player with good pedigree but he does have a tendency to blow hot and cold during games.
He is technically a superb footballer and his skillset would allow him to make the jump up to the Premier League with ease. However, he is slightly prone to go missing during games and lacks the ability to play in a two-man midfield.
Nevertheless, should he sign, he certainly has potential Sherwood could work with in order to develop him into an established Premier League midfielder.
It would be a big blow to Derby if the midfielder goes and they will no doubt ask to be compensated well for his services.