Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly aiming to sign AC Milan's Andre Silva, which is just too much for Aston Villa fans to bear.
Newcastle United want to sell Jack Colback and two Championship sides are expressing an interest - Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Nick Powell has got back on track at Wigan Athletic in League One and Steve Bruce is keen to link up with him again at Aston Villa in the Championship.
Henri Lansbury joined Aston Villa from Championship rivals Nottingham Forest in January of last year, but what do links with the Middlesbrough duo mean?
Barry Fry, Director of League One club Peterborough United, has accused Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia of a lack of ambition.
Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton is not short of options with a return to Leeds United, or a switch to Aston Villa or Derby County, reportedly on the cards.
Cameron Jerome looks set to leave Norwich City with Championship trio Birmingham, Sunderland and Derby County linked; but what of Aston Villa?
If Middlesbrough sell Adam Clayton, Leeds United, Aston Villa, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Cardiff City may move.
Aston Villa battered Championship high-flyers Bristol City 5-0 on New Year's Day to ease the pressure on Steve Bruce...or maybe not.
Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa is wanted by Aston Villa - but Championship rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers have far more financial clout.