Report: Aston Villa target double raid on Leicester City, Amartey and Ulloa wanted

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on January 6, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are reportedly eyeing two Leicester City players.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on January 6, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa want to take Leicester City duo Daniel Amartey and Leonardo Ulloa on loan for the rest of the season.

Villa were dumped out of the FA Cup over the weekend with a 3-1 thumping at the hands of Peterborough United, but they remain in the running for promotion back to the Premier League.

Steve Bruce's men sit fifth in the Championship table, five points away from automatic promotion, and Bruce may feel that a couple of clever additions can help Villa really push for the top two.

Daniel Amartey of Leicester City passes the ball under pressure from Aaron Lennon of Everton during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on...

With money tight due to Financial Fair Play regulations, loan deals may be Bruce's priority, and The Telegraph report that Villa are keen on loaning Leicester City duo Daniel Amartey and Leonardo Ulloa.

It's claimed that Leicester would rather Ulloa signed with a permanent option for the summer, and it remains to be seen whether Villa will commit to that.

The Argentinian hitman, 31, has played just 19 minutes of Premier League football this season, and may feel that he needs a loan move this month in order to get playing again.

Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Leicester, England.

Meanwhile, Amartey's versatility is understood to be appealing to Villa, given that he can play at right back, centre back and in holding midfield.

The 23-year-old Ghanaian, signed from Copenhagen in January 2016, has only played four Premier League games this term, and may also fancy a loan move, with Villa now positioning themselves to target both players.

A general view prior to the pre-season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

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