Aston Villa are preparing to make a £14m offer for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the coming weeks.
According to John Percy of The Telegraph, Villa are eyeing up Phillips as one of their top targets ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
The report claims that they are ready to start with a bid of £14m for Phillips, which falls below Leeds’ valuation of the player.
Percy claims that Leeds value Phillips at £20m, which suggests that Villa’s initial move will be rejected by the Championship outfit.
Villa are said to have scouted Phillips throughout the 2018/19 campaign, as Leeds finished 3rd and he was named in the Championship Team of the Season – ahead of Villa’s Jack Grealish.
The report also claims that Villa are set to bid for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland as they look to sign a new number one and replace Jed Steer this summer.
Leeds players Villa could sign
Villa need depth at left-back and former Wolves defender Barry Douglas could provide that at Villa Park next season.
Ayling would be an upgrade for Villa at right-back and one that they need heading into the Premier League.
If Villa fail to bring Tyrone Mings back to the club, they could do worse than trying to sign Jansson from Leeds.
The Leeds striker impressed with his work on and off the ball during the season and would be a terrific addition Villa’s attacking options.