Steve Bruce may no longer be the Aston Villa manager, but that does not mean Aaron Tshibola will be given a chance to salvage his career with the Birmingham club.
Since arriving from Reading for £5 million in the summer of 2016 (TEAMtalk), Tshibola has not come close to securing a regular first-team place at Villa Park. He has made just five Championship starts for the Villans and spent time on loan at Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Kilmarnock.
According to reports in Italy, Villa are now ready to make a substantial loss on the seldom-seen 24-year-old.
Calciomercato claims that the side now managed by Dean Smith have offered Tshibola to a number of Serie A clubs.
Villa are willing to let him leave on loan with an option to buy, in a deal that could add up to around £2.8 million.
It has not yet been revealed which clubs would be interested in signing Tshibola, but it is understood that there are some top Italian teams who are willing to offer the midfielder a fresh start after a difficult couple of years.