Aston Villa are thought to be plotting a move for versatile Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo, according to Football Insider.
The Dutch defender joined the Terriers on a permanent basis last summer from Monaco and became a regular under both David Wagner and Jan Siewert at the John Smith’s Stadium, making 32 appearances in Huddersfield’s relegation campaign.
The report claims that Villa will offer the Dutch defender a chance to return to the top flight next season, with Dean Smith looking to bolster his defensive options ahead of the new season.
Smith has already added to his attacking ranks with deals for Jota, Anwar El Ghazi and Wesley Moraes.
However, with the club releasing Tommy Elphick, who signed for Huddersfield last weekend, Tyrone Mings returning to Bournemouth and Axel Tuanzebe to Manchester United following successful loan spells, Villa are fairly short at the back.
Kortney Hause agreed to join on a permanent basis from Wolves, and the signing of Kongolo would provide Smith with a solid platform to build on over the summer.