Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has told the Birmingham Mail that he's aware of Leicester City's Gokhan Inler - but won't reveal just how high on his wishlist the midfielder is.
Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table having picked up just seven points from 17 games so far, and it's clear that manager Garde will need reinforcements in January.
On Tuesday, the Frenchman was asked about the possibility of bringing in some new signings, and one name brought up was that of Gokhan Inler.
The 29-year-old midfielder left Italian giants Napoli for Leicester in a surprise move, with many believing that the Swiss international was a major coup for the Foxes based on his superb performances in Serie A over the years.
However, Inler has already become a forgotten man at the King Power Stadium, with Claudio Ranieri preferring to use the likes of N'Golo Kante, Daniel Drinkwater and Andy King in the heart of midfield, leaving Inler on the fringes of the squad.
With just eight minutes of Premier League football to his name since being substituted at half time against Stoke City back in September, Inler's place in the Switzerland squad at next summer's European Championships is under threat, and he may have to leave Leicester for first-team football.
One team who could certainly do with an experienced midfielder is relegation-threatened Villa, and manager Garde has hinted to the Birmingham Mail that he could make a move for Inler in January - but won't reveal just how much of a priority he is.
"I’m aware of his situation because I’ve looked at all the players who could be interested (in a move) because of the Euros," said Garde. "I don’t want to say to you where he is on my list, though. Of course, every player who will play Euros, I am interested in because they are good players. It doesn’t mean they will come or that I have already called them. But I know him very well," he added.
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