The FC Basel striker looks set to move on.
Aston Villa are in a relegation scrap at the moment, on just seven points from the start of their season.
The Villans are looking like certain relegation candidates but they will need to bring in some new talent in January if they are to survive.
One name on the list appears to be Breel Donald Embolo.
The teenage Swiss star was linked with a move to Villa in the summer. The FC Basel striker is just 18-years-old but has been considered one of the best young players in the world.
The Birmingham Mail is reporting that Villa are still keen on the teenager to help them in their bid for survival.
Villa have struggled for goals this term but Jordan Ayew has recently found some form and another striking recruit might work wonders for the club.
But the same report admits a deal is looking difficult.
Villa have plenty of other transfer targets and Embolo himself is said to have plenty of other options in the market - including Premier League rivals.
As much as Villa would like Embolo at the club, he is unlikely to reject other options for a move to aa team seemingly destined for relegation.