The Blues have been heavily linked with the Rams star.
Villa will come up against their former young star this weekend.
The Blues are reportedly looking at bringing in the 32-year-old.
The Magpies have been linked with a move for the young Reds star.
Murphy has scored in back-to-back appearances for the Magpies.
Bruce has high hopes for Villa's latest teenage debutant.
Villa sold Gestede to Middlesbrough for £6 million earlier this month.
Taylor, who managed both clubs, died earlier this week at the age of 72.
The Whites beat the Rams 1-0 on Friday to move up to third in the Championship table.
Gollini has joined Serie A side Atalanta until the end of next season just seven months after moving to England.