A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Aston Villa from the past 24 hours...
Villa’s hunt for midfield reinforcements looks to have taken off, with The Guardian claiming Lille midfielder Idriss Gueye has passed a medical and agreed terms on a four-year deal .
The 20-year old is one of the Royals' brightest prospects and starred on loan at Hartlepool in the second half of last season, but his lack of senior experience means he remains one for the future.
Garbutt has been the subject of attention from various Premier League clubs but Villa will be hoping the terms of their latest offer gives them the edge.
The 24-year old joined for £1.2 million two years ago but leaves on a free transfer having made only six appearances for the Villans.