Aston Villa have tabled a lowball £7million offer for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, according to the Sun.
The report claims that Burnley do not want to sell the 33-year-old stopper, who came back into the first-team in the second half of last season, starting the last 19 Premier League games on the bounce.
The Sun also claims that Burnley would value him much higher if he was to leave.
Villa want a new goalkeeper and reportedly don’t want to spend the £20million it would cost to land Stoke’s Jack Butland. That’s put Heaton in the frame and he’s had a resurgence in form after a shoulder injury saw him left him out of the World Cup squad, with Joe Hart taking his place in the Burnley side. That’s all changed now with Hart told he can leave after Heaton won the gloves back at Turf Moor. Burnley were in the bottom three when Heaton won the number one spot back and they went eight games unbeaten after that and didn’t spend another day in the drop zone, finishing in 15th. Heaton has also made it back onto the bench in the England side. Villa have been put on alert after Heaton turned down his first new contract offer from Burnley and Sean Dyche could lose him on a free next summer if he won’t sign a new deal. The Sun report doesn’t say explicitly that the offer has been rejected but it sounds like Villa will need to up their bid to stand a chance of landing him.