According to Football Insider, Aston Villa are preparing to offer Brentford £15m plus a player for French forward Neal Maupay.
The 22-year-old struck 28 goals for the Bees in all competitions last season.
According to Football Insider, Villa have already had a bid rejected for the striker but are preparing to return with a fresh proposal.
The newly-promoted club have already broken their transfer record to sign Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge.
However, Villa’s summer business is said to be far from complete with the window still open for a relatively long time.
And there is no question that securing the services of Maupay would send out a serious message ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
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The Villa fans have been on social media offering their views on the latest speculation surrounding the Brentford forward, who has previously been capped at Under-21 level by France.
And a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— VenB (@vburani) June 17, 2019
Should be offering £25m plus hogan for maupay and benrahma
— Cian Mason (@mason_cian) June 17, 2019
— John Gallett (@JohnGallett) June 17, 2019
— ?⚽️ (@RH180) June 17, 2019
— Paul Conlan (@Conlan2Paul) June 17, 2019
Bring him in
— Tom Wolfe (@Tom12399) June 17, 2019
Yes him and Wesley ?
— Jordan Richards (@07JRichards) June 17, 2019
Like this a lot. He’s Lethal
— Dave Widdows (@davewids9) June 17, 2019