Leeds United have joined Aston Villa in the race to sign former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.
According to Football Insider, cited by the Daily Star, the Whites are keen on replacing Pontus Jansson with the former England international and have been offered the player his intermediaries.
The 33-year-old ended his seven-year association with the Blues earlier this month when his contract expired and has been linked with numerous English sides in recent weeks.
One of which are Villa, who reportedly held initial talks with the player ahead of a possible Villa Park return.
However, a deal still has plenty of work to be done, with Cahill keen on joining a side who can guarantee him regular game time.
The experienced defender, who is approaching the latter stages of his career, turned out just eight times under Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge last season.
It remains unclear as to how concrete Leeds’ interest is, and with a high salary, Villa may still well have the edge over the Championship side to land the defender’s services.
Four more possible Villa Park arrivals
Burnley keeper Heaton is thought to be a target for the club, with Dean Smith keen on bringing in another shot-stopper to challenge Jed Steer
Egyptian winger Trezeguet is another Dean Smith is following closely, with the Villa boss recently watching the player live at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tuanzebe could well head back to Villa Park for a third loan stint if Manchester United sign Harry Maguire this summer.
A long-term target, Leeds’ Phillips is a top priority for Dean Smith this summer, with the 23-year-old reportedly rejecting a new Whites deal earlier this week.
Here's more you might like
Villa fans react as John McGinn misses out on Puskas award nomination
Aston Villa fans react to Joe Lolley’s goal against Birmingham
Man City fans react to Douglas Luiz’s Villa goal
Aston Villa fans react as third kit is leaked online
Aston Villa fans react as Dean Smith reveals Wesley will “get up to speed”
Villa fans react as Scott Hogan reveals he didn’t enjoy spell at Villa Park