Aston Villa are trailing Celta Vigo playmaker Emre Mor.
Villa have enquired about the enigmatic 21-year-old who can play anywhere across the frontline.
Mor has had a chequered career so far in Spain following a £13m move from Borussia Dortmund two years ago.
He has fallen out of favour in the past couple of seasons after he was caught out over his time-keeping. He was banished from the first-team for his indiscretion but he returned towards the season’s end as he had surrounded himself with a new team of advisers and was putting his house in order.
Mor was on the radar of every top club in Europe as a teenager and he moved from his native Denmark to Dortmund three years ago.
He was subsequently sold to Vigo but they failed to ignite the spark and he has spent much of the last two seasons on the outside, looking in. But there is no doubt of his quality – if Villa boss Dean Smith can drag it out of him.
Smith’s team-building is continuing to take shape.
He has moved to secure the signing of Southampton’s Matt Targett for £14m, rising to £17m with add-ons.
The left-back played against Villa in the play-off final in 2018 when Fulham beat Steve Bruce’s side 1-0. However, he was sent back to St Mary’s last season and continued his development.
Several clubs were interested in securing the 23-year-old’s signature and Villa have made the breakthrough.
England bosses were keen for the former Under-21 international to pursue regular football in the Premier League and that was a factor in the defender’s thinking when he opted to move to Villa Park.