The Birmingham Mail, a source very close to Aston Villa, suggests that Villa manager Steve Bruce is trying to bring Manchester United young prospect Axel Tuanzebe.
Originally born in DR Congo, Tuanzebe has opted to play for England, and he already performed for almost every national youth selection.
England U-21 international is known for his tactical awareness and anticipation; he also possesses great physical strength and decent tackling ability. His primary position is a centre-back, but he can also cover the right flank equally well.
United manager Jose Mourinho used the 20-year-old player as a defensive midfielder on a couple of occasions.
However, Tuanzebe it will be difficult to find the space at Old Trafford, so he might leave the ‘Red Devils’ on loan to get some regular first-team action.
Steve Bruce is reportedly a big admirer of the youngster, and would gladly bring him to Villa Park this January. Aston Villa and Manchester United have a terrific collaboration, which could make this transfer possible.