Villa are expected to spend big after sealing their return to the Premier League in May, beating Derby County in a dramatic play-off final at Wembley.
Wesley Moraes, the 17-goal Club Brugge striker, is set to be the first new face through the door at a cool £22 million and The Sun reports that Dean Smith’s side will then turn to a number of other targets including Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland and Southampton left-back Matt Targett.
Dunk, however, is a new name in the frame.
A one club man who has made 270 appearances for Brighton since making his debut a decade ago, the Brighton-born 27-year-old was expected to captain the club next season after the retirement of Bruno Saltor.
But it remains to be seen whether The Seagulls can hang onto the one-time England international with Aston Villa willing to spend big to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
TEAMtalk claimed earlier in the week that Brighton want £30 million for Dunk, who Leicester City have identified as a potential Harry Maguire replacement.
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