Villa have snapped up ten new signings already this summer, including defenders Jordan Amavi, Micah Richards and Jose Crespo.
Still, having let Ron Vlaar leave the club on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract, manager Tim Sherwood is still in the market for an experienced centre back to lead his side - and he appears to be closing in on a deal to sign one.
The Telegraph report that, with just hours to go in the transfer window, Villa are poised to complete a deal for West Brom defender Joleon Lescott.
The 33-year-old defender, who joined the Baggies from Manchester City last summer, is a boyhood Villa fan, and is set to make his move to Villa Park after West Brom sealed the signing of Jonny Evans over the weekend.
With a £1.5m fee agreed and a two-year contract accepted, Lescott will now undergo a medical later today as he puts the finishing touches to his deal.
Adding an experienced Premier League veteran in Lescott is a smart move by Sherwood, as he has plenty of wisdom and leadership that he can pass on to Villa's young defenders.