Aston Villa are lining up moves for a striker from the Premier League after losing striker Jonathan Kodjia to injury, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

Villa boss Steve Bruce expects to be able to land a top quality Premiership player who is out of favor at their respective clubs due to their pulling power.

The long-term injury to Kodjia has forced Bruce to reevaluate their options as the race for promotion heats up.

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Should Villa be able to agree a deal with a player it would be on loan until the end of the season.

Swansea City’s Oli Mcburnie and Burnley’s Nahki Wells are the two players on the club’s radar after seeing their game time restricted for their respective clubs this season.

Villa are also interested in making a move for out of favor Leicester City forward Leo Ulloa who has barely featured this season and the Foxes are set to make him available for a move.

Bruce is confident that he can land a top quality Premier League player as he has done so before this season and he highlighted Villa like a Premier League club.

“It’s like playing for a Premier League club here because of the size of the club, the facilities and the crowd and the atmosphere we create every week at Villa Park,”

He went on to add what his plans were when the window opens next month.

“We’re looking at loans because we haven’t got the luxury of spending millions.

“It’s easier if you’ve got a bit of money to try to buy a centre forward or whatever you need, which at the moment we haven’t got (money).