Aston Villa are closely monitoring the situation of Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama and could move before Friday’s deadline.
According to the Daily Record, the 28-year-old is in the sights of Dean Smith who is keen to bolster his midfield.
A report in Turkey from Takvim have also claimed Galatasaray hold an interest in Wanyama.
Wanyama is thought to be worth £9 million, although the Evening Standard recently reported that Tottenham might consider lowering that.
His £62,000-a-week wage is making the package too expensive for some clubs and a lower price tag might seal a deal.
The Kenyan international signed for Spurs in 2016 from Southampton.
In 97 appearances for Tottenham, he has scored seven goals and registered one assist.
This season hasn’t been a good one for him though. He has made just three appearances in all competitions and not made a single squad under Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss has added Gedson Fernandes to his ranks this month and that pushes Wanyama even further towards the exit.
Villa are currently two points outside the relegation zone and a new recruit or two before the window closes would help.
Only Norwich have conceded more goals than Villa this season and some midfield steel wouldn’t be unwelcome.
TBR View – Wanyama could be exactly the signing Villa need
In the summer Dean Smith added a lot of players; many of whom hadn’t played in the Premier League.
That lack of experience and know-how has bitten them on the backside so far this season and as a result, Wanyama would be ideal.
He boasts over 150 Premier League appearances to his name and would rid Villa of their occasionally soft underbelly.
If the price on a deal was right then the man with 52 caps for Kenya might be just the type of combative performer Villa need to climb the table.