The Mirror.

The Austrian starlet has been one of the Villains’ bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing Premier League season so far.

With 18-months left on his current deal, the Midlanders believed that they could wrap up an extension early, but the player has turned down their offer.

Weimann currently earns an estimated £15,000-per-week, but sources claim that he was “disappointed” by the terms put forward by the relegation strugglers.

The 21-year-old is said to be happy at the club, but would prefer to negotiate his future this summer.

In doing this he could open the door for a move, with many clubs likely to be keen to take advantage of the ticking clock on his contract.

Should Villa be relegated he could also maintain a spot in the top tier, with many sides rumoured to have been impressed by the youngster.

Talks are still said to be on-going, and Villa chief Paul Lambert played down the seriousness of the situation:

“We’re still talking at the minute and seeing how it’s gone on.”

Weimann has netted ten goals in all competitions this season.