Aston Villa want to sign Massimo Luongo from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers and face Premier League opposition in Crystal Palace.

Massimo Luongo is in fine form for Queens Park Rangers right now.

The Australian play-maker scored just one goal in each of the last two seasons combined, but a strike in the 4-1 thrashing of Norwich City on Monday takes his tally this campaign to six.

But these excellent displays could come at a price to QPR. Because, according The World Game, Luongo is starting to attract interest from elsewhere with just two years remaining on his current deal at Loftus Road.

It is understood that Championship rivals Aston Villa are very interested and will make a bid should they earn promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. Steve Bruce’s side are currently fourth.

And Crystal Palace are also long-time admirers of a player who started his career at their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Former QPR scout David Magrone believes that Luongo has the ability to play at a higher level, believing the midfielder has more talent than former Spurs first-teamers Tom Carroll, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason.

And Luongo, who is arguably in the best form of his career heading into the World Cup, could have an opportunity to prove Magrone right if Aston Villa or Crystal Palace make QPR an offer they cannot refuse this summer.

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