His former academy manager Kevin McDonald now works at Villa Park, and wants to bring the impressive defender with him before the transfer window closes.
Forest are under a transfer embargo and, due to the financial restrictions placed upon them, have little control over the transfer of their stars.
Iacovitti may still only be a youth team player, but if he believes his career will stall at the City Ground, he could be tempted to make the step up to the Premier League - even if first-team chances will be limited.
Who is Alex Iacovitti?
Iacovitti is a central defender, who can also play at left-back, and is known as a talented ball player in the back-line. He has Italian roots, but is a Scottish youth international, and has already played at Under-21 level for the club - despite being just 17-years-old.
He is comfortable playing the ball out of defence, but is assured in the back-line with an experience beyond his years, and looks to have all the skills required to be a top level modern-day centre-half.