The French youngster has been at the Emirates Stadium for 18 months, scoring one competitive goal – in Champions League action against Dortmund – in the process.
Despite his meagre return, Arsene Wenger is known to be a big fan of the player, and has often picked him ahead of promising stars Joel Campbell and German ace Lukas Podoski.
However, he is ready to ship him out on loan for the latter half of the campaign to gain experience, which had led to links with Ligue 1 sides Lorient and Bordeaux.
But, Wenger wants Sanogo to get used to the English game, and Paul Lambert’s Villa are keen.
The Villains boss wants to bolster his attacking line over the coming weeks, and may see off interest from Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Burnley and Stoke to land the youngster.