Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford has been linked with a move away from the London club in the summer transfer window.
According to The Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa, who will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, are interested in signing the forward.
It has been reported that Villa would have to pay as much as £10 million in order to secure the services of the 22-year-old.
Both Villa and Newcastle got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season and will be aiming to get promoted from the Championship during the 2016-17 campaign.
Bamford would be a good signing for either club, as he has a good track record in the Championship.
During his loan spell at Middlesbrough in 2014-15, Bamford scored 16 goals and created 28 chances in 40 Championship matches.
The 22-year-old forward, though, failed to make an impact in the Premier League during the 2015-16 season, struggling for playing time first at Crystal Palace and then at Norwich City during his loan spells.
If Villa or Newcastle get promoted to the Premier League, then they may not be able to rely on the 22-year-old for goals given that he is still unproven in the English top flight.
However, landing the striker on a loan deal in the summer transfer window is a no-brainer.
A loan deal means that there would be no risk involved, and Villa or Newcastle would not have to pay any transfer fee.
The Chelsea youngster would be hungry to rediscover his form after his struggles last season, and his determination can only be something positive.