Aston Villa are working hard to seal deals for their transfer targets, according to owner Dr. Tony Xia.

Xia, who is always very active on Twitter, confirmed that three arrivals would be a realistic target for the Championship side.

The new Villa owner admitted that the club have targeted ‘about 7-8 targets’.

Steve Bruce’s side have been linked with moves for Nottingham Forest captain, Henri Lansbury and Barnsley’s Conor Hourihane, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Leicester’s attacking wing-back Jeffrey Schlupp has also been linked with a move to Villa Park but the club face Premier League competition for his signature.

Villa have made a strong start under Bruce and will want to strengthen their squad in the hope of making the play-offs after a disappointing start to life in the Championship.

The club currently sit 12th in the Championship, just seven points off the play-offs and have lost just twice in their last six fixtures in the league.