Aston Villa are facing competition from Everton for striker Rafael Leao, with Everton thought to have made an offer for the Portuguese forward.
The Toffees have reportedly made a £33.8 million bid for the striker, but Aston Villa have thought to have made an offer as well.
According to L’Equipe, Marco Silva has made a bid to bring the striker to Goodison Park, meaning that Villa will have to fight it out with Everton if they are to get their man.
Dean Smith’s side are looking to improve their striking options, especially with Tammy Abraham returning to Chelsea.
Villa have already splashed out to bring Brazilian forward Wesley in from Club Brugge, and are also looking for more options up front for the Premier League.
Rafael Leao scored eight goals and three assists in Ligue 1 last season, and could be the answer for Villa as they look to strengthen in the Premier League.
What other strikers have Villa been looking at this Summer?
Villa have been linked with a move for Neal Maupay for a while, with Dean Smith reportedly keen to reunite with the Brentford forward.
Austin is currently unwanted by Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Villa could be tempted to make an offer.
Borini has been told he has no future at AC Milan, and Villa have been linked with a move to potentially bring him back to the Premier League.
Gayle has returned to Newcastle after his loan spell at West Brom ended, and Villa have been linked with a swoop.
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