Aston Villa are reported to be considering a surprise move for Lazio defender Michael Ciani this month.
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Lazio centre-back Michaël Ciani has attracted attention from Norwich City and Stoke City, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Tony Pulis has switched his attentions to Lazio's Michael Ciani after missing out on Steven Caulker as The Eagles look to bolster their defence.
According to Italian press reports, Lazio defender Michaël Ciani has a day to decide between joining Cardiff or Norwich.
Chris Hughton has been tight lipped about potential additions in the dying moments of the transfer window.
Michaël Ciani is expected to join up with the Canaries this week and battle it out with Sebastien Bassong and Ryan Bennett for a central defensive berth
Wes Hoolahan remains marooned at Norwich City as a key man is supposedly subject to a bid.
The Wes Hoolahan affair at Carrow Road has develops as the transfer window rolls on.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Celtic target's feature as well as former West Brom, Sunderland, Fulham, Tottenham and Birmingham players.