Aston Villa are interested in a deal to sign West Brom centre-forward Jay Rodriguez this summer.
According to The Mirror, Villa have been alerted to his situation at West Brom, with a clause in his contract allowing him to leave the club for an initial fee of £5m.
The report claims that Rodriguez agreed with West Brom that a fee of £5m would be enough for him to exit The Hawthorns this summer. However, it also includes an additional payment of £5m next summer. This means that a deal for any potential suitor would eventually come in at £10m.
Villa are said to be keen on Rodriguez, along with Norwich, Leicester and Sheffield United as all four sides look to strengthen their squads ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
Rodriguez is in-demand following an impressive year in the Championship with the Baggies. The English forward netted 22 times in the league for West Brom.
Strikers Villa could target
Drmic is available on a free transfer this summer and has been a solid Bundesliga striker for a number of seasons.
Villa have already been linked with a move for the French striker, who scored 28 goals in all competitions for Brentford last season.
Villa could yet bring back Tammy Abraham on another loan deal from Chelsea after his superb season at Villa Park in the Championship.
The young Scottish international was superb in the Championship for Swansea. Villa could look to poach the striker for their Premier League campaign.
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