Aston Villa were reportedly interested in the Juventus and Italy goalkeeper but snapped up Tom Heaton on Thursday.

One of Aston Villa’s reported summer transfer targets may have missed out on the opportunity to join the newly promoted Premier League club following the signing of Tom Heaton from Burnley.

Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin was linked with a switch to Villa Park last week, with Bianconeri director Fabio Paratici even meeting with Villa about getting a deal done, according to Calciomercato.

However, the same outlet reported that the Italian was not sure about joining Villa, and given the disappointment he experienced in his discontinued move to Benfica, he purportedly wanted more time to think things through.

A fee worth €15million (£13.5million) was reportedly agreed between the Bianconeri and the Aguias, and with the twice-capped Italy international (Transfermarkt) describing the opportunity as an “exciting adventure”, according to Goal.com.

However, as it emerged that Perrin would spend up some time on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury being discovered to be more serious than previously thought, the Portuguese giants confirmed they would not be completing the transfer during the summer window.

With Villa announcing Heaton’s arrival on Thursday, that could well have ended any claret-and-blue interest in Perin as well, and if the reports of his indecision in joining Villa are true, he could well be feeling he’s missed out on the opportunity to ply his trade in the Premier League.

Nonetheless, the latest Calciomercato report on Perin suggests that former French champions AS Monaco, currently rebuilding following a dire season last time out, could be interested in his services, so things may not be so bad after all.

Perin, who has been on Juve’s books for just one year, made nine appearances for the Vecchia Signora last season following his move from Genoa; all of his Juve appearances were in Serie A, and he kept five clean sheets, according to Transfermarkt.

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