HITC Sport understands five clubs have made enquires for Villa midfielder.

Aston Villa’s Aaron Tshibola

A number of clubs have made enquiries for out-of-favour Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Tshibola, who joined Villa from from Reading in a £5million deal, has dropped down the pecking order since Steve Bruce took over from Roberto Di Matteo in October.

Midfield dynamo Tshibola has only featured once for Villa under Bruce despite playing a prominent role in the side under Di Matteo.

The 21-year-old is understood to be keen on a move out on loan in the New Year if he is not going be involved in Bruce’s first-team plans and he is sure to be not short of suitors.

Tshibola celebrates scoring

Tshibola’s lack of first-team football at Villa Park has alerted several clubs to the midfielder’s possible availability in the January transfer window.

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Championship rivals Fulham and Wigan are both believed to be keeping tabs on Tshibola as they look to bolster their midfield options in January.

Scottish duo Celtic and Rangers are also monitoring Tshibola’s situation hoping Villa prefer to loan him out to a club in a different county rather than to a Championship rival.

Tshibola is now set to weigh up his options as he waits to see if Villa will sanction a loan switch.

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