Bookies make Derby County shock second favourites to sign Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce

Along with Derby County, West Bromwich Albion are also listed among the top contenders for the Aston Villa outcast.

Jordan Amavi of Aston Villa in actionAston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi

Sky Bet have released odds on Jordan Amavi's next club, with Derby County surprise second favourites to sign the Aston Villa left-back.

Amavi recently told Nice Matin he has been transfer listed by Villa, who are said to have paid £9.35 million for the Frenchman's services in 2015, and it appears the Villans will have no shortage of suitors with seven potential destinations listed by the bookmaker.

Italian side Sampdoria are the early front-runners at 7/4, but it is the prominence of both Derby [7/2] and West Bromwich Albion [6/1] that is perhaps most intriguing, with neither club yet to be formally linked with a move for Amavi.

Like Villa, though, Derby are thought to be keen to move players on in order to part-fund their summer spending spree, so a move to Pride Park is somewhat unlikely for the former France Under-21 international, especially given that the Rams already have left-backs Marcus Olsson, Max Lowe and Craig Forsyth on their books.

Derby manager Gary RowettDerby County manager Gary Rowett

West Brom, on the other hand, are known to be in the market for reinforcements in Amavi's position, with Leeds United's Charlie Taylor a strongly-linked target.

Although, while finding the funds to do business should be far easier for the Baggies than Derby, it remains to be seen whether Villa would sanction Amavi's transfer to their local rivals.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony PulisWest Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The full list of contenders:

Sampdoria - 7/4

Derby County - 7/2

West Bromwich Albion - 6/1

Any Chinese club - 10/1

Bordeaux - 12/1

Lyon - 14/1

Marseille - 16/1

To stay at Aston Villa - 4/1

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