The Preston North End striker has been reportedly lined up for a £1.5m bid - but Aston Villa cannot afford to stand idly by.
Steve Bruce says there will not a huge overhaul at Aston Villa this summer.
Relatively short odds have been offered on the Newcastle United striker moving to Aston Villa.
A defensive duo and substandard striker look surplus to requirements at Villa Park this summer.
Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway once called Aston Villa's Ross McCormack the best player in the Championship.
Aston Villa have reportedly been impressed by Southampton striker Sam Gallagher, during his loan spell at Blackburn Rovers.
The Chester City defender is being scouted by Wolves and Aston Villa - though Barnsley have history when it comes to non-league signings.
The Aston Villa trio have experienced a subpar Championship campaign.
Aston Villa have been linked with a permanent move for the Manchester United loanee.
Aston Villa defender Kevin Toner made his debut for Bradford City yesterday.
Players from Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Leeds United, West Ham United and more feature.
HITC Sport takes a look at some of the Aston Villa players who have been out on loan this season.
Fans have been voting for the best central midfielder in the Championship, including players from Newcastle United, Derby County, and Aston Villa.