Aston Villa have reportedly made a seven-figure offer for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
According to the Sun, the Midlands giants have made a £7million bid for the shot-stopper as their Sumer overhaul continues.
It is understood that Dean Smith’s side are starting with a low initial offer for the 33-year-old.
The report details that Burnley value the England international much more than £7million, but he could leave next summer on a free transfer as it stands.
The report explains that Heaton has been in talks over a contract extension at Turf Moor, but discussion are now at a standstill after he turned down the first offer.
Heaton is reportedly seen as a genuine option to alternative Villa targets Jack Butland and Neil Etheridge.
Smith’s impressive business in the summer window so far suggests Villa are ready to make an impact on their return to the top-flight, but they could do with strengthening their options in goal.
Heaton would be an upgrade in net for the club and he’s proven himself to be a top performer in the Premier League over the years.
He’s forced himself into the England set-up during Gareth Southgate’s reign, albeit playing an understudy role to Everton’s Jordan Pickford.
Heaton is a reliable goalkeeper that is safe with his hands and decent with the ball at his feet, which is why £7million would be an absolute steal for him.