The Portuguese international is a free transfer in the summer.
Aston Villa may be in a state of turmoil, but it would appear they are getting their affairs ready off the pitch for next season.
Not only is there a massive overhaul in the management structure currently in full flow but the club are also set to replace Remi Garde as manager.
Also, according to reports in Turkey, they are working on bringing in a new player who has plenty of Premier League experience.
Villa however are likely to struggle convincing him of a move.
The mercurial midfielder, who has 73 caps for Portugal, is unlikely to relish the opportunity of playing in the Championship. Whilst Villa are not yet mathematically down, it would take a miracle for them to remain in the Premier League this season.
So the 33-year-old heading to Villa Park this summer seems a long shot.