Middlesbrough are planning a double raid on Aston Villa this summer, with Alan Hutton and Albert Adomah the targets, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The Villans ended Boro’s season in disappointment by beating them in the Championship play-off semi-finals last season, and manager Tony Pulis is keen to reshuffle the pack during this transfer window.
With Villa yet to offer Hutton a new deal, other clubs are beginning to show interest, and Pulis is hoping to beat them to the punch.
However, former club Rangers could also be an alternative for the Scottish full-back.
Adomah joined Villa from Boro in 2016, and while he is happy to remain at Villa Park, the Midlands club could look to move him on with financial problems currently suffocating the club.
Not only do Villa have little to no transfer budget, but they also have a heavy wage budget, and Adomah is on significant wages as it stands.
Boro winger Adama Traore is also likely to leave the Riverside this summer, and Villa will hope he does leave, with their sell-on fee likely to help them out, at least in the short-term.