ASTON VILLA are ready to compete with Leeds United for Liverpool’s £20million-rated winger Harry Wilson.
The 23-year-old Welsh international failed to make Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season training camp in Austria after suffering picking up a knock in training.
But he is expected to be available for Liverpool’s Community Shield showdown with Arsenal on August 29.
Wilson still has hopes of breaking into Klopp’s first team this season but is willing to move if that’s what it takes to play regular first team football.
However the Welshman has no intention of going out on loan again after successful loan moves to Hull City, Derby County and Bournemouth all failed to result in a permanent move.
He wants to set down roots and, if it isn’t to be at Anfield, Dean Smith is ready to roll out the red carpet for him at Villa Park.
The Villa boss has targeted Brentford duo Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma but isn’t prepared to meet the Bees’ £55million price tag for the pair - with Algerian winger Benrahma priced at £30million.