According to reports from SkySports, Aston Villa are in advanced talks with Lyon to sign their striker Bertrand Traore.
Traore who made 10 league appearances for Chelsea from 2014 to 2017, has agreed a four-year deal with Villa. The fee in question is in the region of £17m plus £2m in add-ons.
Aston Villa’s assistant coach and Chelsea legend John Terry has recommended the Villa hierarchy to sign the striker to provide cover to new signing Ollie Watkins.
He needs a UK visa to come to have his medical at Villa and plans are set in motion to fly him to Birmingham on Wednesday.
Villa are getting a striker who has plenty of experience of playing in the Champions League, playing 32 times. Previously they linked with a move for Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica but the German demanded £18.5m (€20m) for the Kosovo international.
They have already signed Arsenal’s No.2 Emi Martinez with an announcement soon to be made in this week after having a £16m bid accepted on Saturday.