The Wales international looks set to leave the Royals at the end of the season when his contract at the Madejski Stadium expires, with the winger having put extension talks on hold.
And this is believed to have alerted Villa, with reports claiming that they, alongside Swansea, are interested in the player.
Robson-Kanu has spent the majority of his career in the Football League with Reading, but was a part of the Berkshire side’s brief foray into the Premier League a few seasons ago.
Villa are currently rock-bottom of the top tier after a disastrous season, and appear to be heading for the drop unless Remi Garde can mastermind a massive turnaround.
Robson-Kanu could be a decent signing for the Villans should they move into the Championship, with his experience of the division likely to boost their chances of immediate promotion.