Sada Thioub has scored just three Ligue 1 goals this season but he is still a reported target for Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest reportedly want to bring a Ligue 1 attacker to the City Ground on January deadline day.
Villa are known for their interest in French players.
The Senegal international was in excellent form away from Liverpool.
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick against Matthijs De Ligt's Ajax side in the Champions League semi-final last season.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard may well be tempted to recall Ethan Ampadu in the January transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly about to be offered the chance to trade Eric Dier for AC Milan's Franck Kessie.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Sunderland are said to be keen to appoint Wycome Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth to replace Jack Ross.
Wales could not beat Slovakia and had to settle for a draw.
Sunderland need to replace Jack Ross and the Black Cats have failed in an attempt to lure Robins away from League One rivals Coventry City.
Chelsea are said to be winning the race to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was part of a Scotland side who lost 4-0 last night.