Villa have allegedly made an offer for the 20-goal Bristol City frontman.
Villa are in need of reinforcements in attack after their struggles in front of goal last season, and Kodjia would seem to fit the bill.
The 26-year-old Ivory Coast international scored 20 times in 48 appearances for the Robins last season despite City only managing to finish in 18th place in the Championship.
According to a French report, Villa have launched an undisclosed bid for Kodjia but face competition from the likes of Stoke City, Sunderland, and Villarreal for the prolific marksman.
Kodjia scored more goals from open play than any other player in the Championship last term and would surely be a strong addition to Roberto Di Matteo's Villa side.
Currently, the Italian boss has only Rudy Gestede, Jordan Ayew, Libor Kozak, and Gabby Agbonlahor to choose from in attack.
Though Gestede boasted a superb goalscoring record in the second tier with Blackburn Rovers before his move to Villa Park 12 months ago, he managed just six strikes in the Premier League last term, while Ayew was the club's top scorer with seven.
Meanwhile, Agbonlahor and Kozak managed a single goal in 23 appearances between them last season, and Kodjia's addition would be a big boost for the club as they gear up for a promotion push.
Certainly Villa fans on Twitter seemed encouraged by the report, as they sung the praises of the Bristol City frontman.
Kodjia reminds me of Darren Bent... In a good way :) #avfc— Richard Maddison (@MaddisonGR) July 20, 2016
Kodjia and Ayew tearing up the championship I can imagine it— lew (@lew_clamp) July 20, 2016
Kodjia and Ayew up front . Although we'd be struggling when it's the African Nations Cup #avfc— Jordan MacGeever (@jords_mac) July 20, 2016
#avfc bid for Jonathon Kodjia! Exciting times ahead indeed— Stefan (@EvansOfficial97) July 20, 2016
Kodjia, good idea but won't come cheap Bristol City don't want to sell and they're loaded #AVFC— The Matt Villan (@dvtavfc) July 20, 2016
Yes I've been banging on about Kodjia for a long time, Just the striker we need here.— Maradona_AVFC10 (@Maradona_AVFC10) July 20, 2016
Kodjia would surely want to come from a struggling championship team to potential promotion candidates #avfc— Jack Pick (@JackPickkk) July 20, 2016
I do like the look of Kodjia…— Rob Jones (P?) (@UpTheAstonVilla) July 20, 2016
~£10m isn’t that expensive in this window.
Rudy, Ayew & Kodjia would be a nice selection. #avfc