Aston Villa are keen to sign much-loved Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Villa want to sign another attacking player despite the arrival of Emi Buendia from Norwich, and has seen several offers rejected for Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe.
the Daily mail claim Villa have now moved and Sky Sports News can confirm their report that Bailey, who was offered to Premier League clubs this summer, is one of their targets.
The 23-year-old Jamaican international, who has two years left on his contract, has been followed by all of England’s top clubs in recent seasons.
Last summer, Sky Sports News reported he was being watched by Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton – but his £ 40million price tag was too high.
The Kingston-born forward, who is a friend of City’s Raheem Sterling, is now a year younger on his contract in Germany, which expires in 2023.
Bailey was previously eligible to play for England due to the fact that two of his grandparents held British passports and was watched by Gareth Southgate before choosing to represent his native Jamaica.
Bailey has scored 39 goals and made 26 more in more than 150 appearances for Leverkusen since signing from Genk in 2017.