According to TEAMtalk, Aston Villa are just one of a number of clubs who are hopeful of signing Britt Assombalonga from Middlesbrough before the tansfer window slams shut on Thursday evening. 

The 26-year old, who is Boro’s record signing at £15 million, has fallen out of favour with Tony Pulis and has started just three league matches since November as Jordan Hugill is preferred in attack. 

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The Congolese international has proven that he can score goals in this league – he played 65 matches for Nottingham Forest and scored 30 goals. 

It is believed that Middlesbrough are looking to get at least £10 million for him, so that they can at least recuperate a large majority of the fee that they paid for him two years ago. 

It looks like he could have a tough decision where to play his football next as Bristol City, Brighton, and Crystal Palace are all supposedly keeping a close eye on his situation as well.