Departing Chelsea defender John Terry is reportedly on the radar of Aston Villa.
Aston Villa have to sell before they can buy - but their hopes of flogging Jordan Amavi to Serie A giants Napoli have taken a hit.
Unless Everton substantially lower their asking price, it appears extremely unlikely that Aston Villa will sign James McCarthy.
While Aston Villa attempt to lure John Terry to Villa Park, it seems Birmingham City have edged in front in the race for Barnsley's Marc Roberts.
Aston Villa and Derby County are reportedly battling it out for both Joe Ledley and Glenn Whelan this summer.
Celtic played Mubarak Wakaso in a wider role though he'd surely form an integral part of Steve Bruce's Aston Villa midfield.
Aston Villa spent big on Jonathan Kodjia, Ross McCormack and Scott Hogan last year but Dutch striker Tom Boere would be a lot cheaper.
Could Jordan Amavi leave Aston Villa in the summer transfer window?
Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan is at the centre of a tug-of-war between Derby County and Aston Villa.
Aston Villa, Swansea City and Reading have been linked with Mubarak Wakaso of Panathinaikos.
Derby County are reportedly willing to cash in on a player who could be exactly what Aston Villa need.
Aston Villa are a club with a rich history of bringing impressive youngsters through into the first team.
Aston Villa brought in seven players, as well as one loan signing, but how have they all fared?