Aston Villa will be working tirelessly to try and add to their squad ahead of the transfer window closing in a fortnight.
John McGinn and Wesley are long-term injury casualties and with the club in the relegation zone, reinforcements are needed.
The Birmingham Mail reports that Genk striker Mbwana Samatta is set to sign for the club, bolstering the attacking ranks.
A 27-year-old striker, he has netted 10 goals this season but having not played in the Premier League before it’s a risky addition.
Some news has emerged from a top-flight arrival that might tempt Villa into another signing before the window closes.
According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are willing to let Christian Benteke leave for as little as £427,000.
The Belgian is something of a cult hero at Villa Park and given the valuation, Dean Smith would be wise to add him to his squad as well.
Benteke scored 49 goals in 101 appearances during his first spell at the club and he clearly enjoyed his time in the Midlands.
He has lost his way in the last 18 months at Selhurst Park but the 29-year-old simply needs to play football.
Benteke’s wages are sizeable. According to Spotrac, he earns £120,000-a-week but if he kept Villa in the Premier League, they’d be worth their weight in gold.
Villa’s predicament is precarious. Benteke needs football and Villa are in desperate need of a striker.
It seems a no-brainer for Smith to pursue the man with 37 caps and give his team every chance of securing another season in the Premier League.