Aston Villa are attempting to flog midfielder Aaron Tshibola to Serie A, according to Calciomercato.
The Italian football outlet report that the Championship club have offered the 24-year-old fringe ace to several teams in the Italian top-flight.
Calciomercato claim that there are a few teams who have issued positive responses to Villa’s offer of Tshibola, who has spent the last year on loan in Scotland with Kilmarnock.
It is said that Tshibola will return to Killie should he not find another club before the 15th of January, with a £700,000 loan fee backed up by an option to buy for £2.2million in the summer.
Good move for Aston Villa?
Unfortunately for both Villa and Tshibola, his time in Birmingham has not worked out.
The 24-year-old arrived with a lot of expectation behind him after the club splashed out £5million to sign him from Reading, but he has been unable to live up to that promise at Villa Park.
Tshibola has impressed during his time at Kilmarnock but that does not look to have changed Villa’s view of him, with the club obviously keen to get him off the books.
Obviously a switch to Serie A would be a good move for both parties, with Villa likely to be able to get a bigger fee than if Tshibola were to remain at Kilmarnock permanently.
This is Futbol rating: 8/10
Likely to happen?
The report claims that there has been some positive responses from Serie A clubs about the possibility of signing Tshibola this month, but time is of the essence if anyone wants to snap him up.
It looks like Tshibola will return to Kilmarnock after the 15th if no deal has been agreed, so Italian clubs need to get a move on if they are to steal in for him.
This is Futbol rating: 3/10