Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield cannot see Aston Villa making a late move for Lazio attacker Joaquin Correa.
Correa has been linked with a move to Villa, with Il Messaggero (via Sport Witness) reporting at the start of the month that the Midlands club were one possible destination for the 27-year-old this summer.
However, Inter Milan currently look to be winning the race for Correa. According to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset (via SempreInter), the Serie A champions have agreed personal terms with the £27m-rated player as they look to tie up a deal.
And Hatfield is not expecting a late challenge from Villa, who have already bolstered their attacking options in this transfer window.
“I don’t see it happening,” the Aston Villa journalist told FFC. “He just doesn’t strike me as a Villa player.
“When you see links regarding players and Villa, Dean Smith seems very intent on signing those with some Premier League experience and if not, then someone who’s shown real potential.
“I don’t see Correa really fitting the mould for Villa. It seems very much like paper talk.”
As touched on earlier, Villa have already splashed out on attacking reinforcements this summer, bringing in the likes of Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia.
Considering that, unless there is an outgoing before the transfer window closes, it is hard to imagine the Villans bringing in another attacker.