Aston Villa and Southampton have launched bids to sign towering Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba on loan.

The Portuguese want a £400000 loan fee for the 22-year-old centre-back who is a Senegal international.

Villa have shown interest in the past as have West Ham. Porto though may yet cancel a deal if Chelsea make a late bid for Eiaquim Managala. Villa's Enda Stevens has joined Notts County on loan