The report claims that Valencia, Everton and Napoli have all made moves for the 20-year-old in this summer’s transfer window.
However, it has also been claimed that there is interest from Villa, although it is unclear whether a bid has actually arrived from Dean Smith’s team.
Just 20 years of age, Leao joined Lille on a free transfer last year and managed to score eight goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.
The youngster has a contract in France until June 2023, although it is being reported that he will be sold on for a huge profit ahead of the new season.
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The Villa fans have caught wind of the situation on social media, and many have been offering their views on a potential swoop for Leao.
Understandably some fans are sceptical that their club can pull off a surprising coup, but others allowed themselves to get excited over the report.
Here’s what they had to say in response to the report:
Would love it, but we all know we won’t be getting him.
— Cpt HolteEnd (@CptHolteEnd) July 18, 2019
Can’t see us spending £35mill on 1 player.. but decent if we have ??
— Reg (Greg) Miller ? (@greg_avfc1206B6) July 18, 2019
Potentially ??? we either have of haven’t ?♂️
— Peter Small (@Petesma2725) July 18, 2019
— iLennox01 (@iLennox01) July 18, 2019
I don’t fancy our chances ?
— Sgt. Gilko ⚽️ (@SgtGilko) July 18, 2019
Loan to permanent if we stay up
— Kaza (@pkaza84) July 18, 2019
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) July 18, 2019