Aston Villa’s hopes of promotion could be dealt a major blow with news that Tammy Abraham could leave this month.
The Villans signed Abraham on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea last summer and he has been in sensational form for the club.
With 16 goals in 20 games, Abraham is the joint top scorer in the second tier.
But Premier League side Wolves have reportedly had an £18m bid accepted for the 21-year-old, according to The Sun.
Losing the twice-capped England striker would be a huge blow for Dean Smith and he will already be drawing up a list of alternative options to target.
If Abraham does leave Villa Park this month, Aston Villa need to prioritise a move for Jermain Defoe.
Bournemouth have made Defoe available for transfer in the January window, according to Sky Sports News.
Owing to the form of Josh King and Callum Wilson, Bournemouth cannot guarantee the veteran striker any game time.
Having made just four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, the 36-year-old could fancy dropping down a division.
As the main man in Aston Villa’s attack, Defoe would get chances with service from the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Jack Grealish, Albert Adomah and Anwar El Ghazi.
With 20 goals in 57 England caps and 273 career goals to his name, Defoe is a proven scorer.
The diminutive striker could replace Abraham’s goals and spearhead Aston Villa’s push for the play-offs.