Trabzonspor manager Eddie Newton is keen to return to England and swoop for Aston Villa midfield Marvelous Nakamba, according to Fotomac.
The midfielder signed a four-year contract at Villa Park last summer, costing the club £11 million from Club Brugge.
According to New Zimbabwe, the international player earns £55,000-a-week at the Premier League outfit.
Nakamba started half of Villa’s league games but was largely used as a peripheral figure following the restart.
Villa retained their Premier League status and boss Dean Smith will now look to reshape his squad somewhat.
Nakamba could, therefore, be offloaded and the Turkish outfit are hoping to pounce.
The 26-year-old operated in the defensive midfield role and as a central midfielder for Villa but just found first-team football hard to come by, particularly during the second half of the season.
Newton was appointed as the caretaker manager at Trabzonspor but recently he has taken on the mantle on a permanent basis (BBC).
He has clearly identified a need for some midfield steel and will hope to build on last season’s second-place finish.
Smith knows that the constant flirtation with the bottom three needs to change next year and he will hope to make his team more competitive.
Selling Nakamba should bolster his kitty and allow him to strengthen in other areas of the pitch.
TBR View – Nakamba sale seems to make sense
Although they stayed in the Premier League, Villa were a little short on quality last season.
After signing a plethora of players in the summer, it was always going to take time for things to settle down.
Nakamba had a decent first half of the season but ultimately Villa came to life without his services being required during the final stages of the campaign.
As a result, selling him looks like a viable option.