The Birmingham Mail have reported Aston Villa might look to sign Burnley striker Nahki Wells in case they fail to secure the services of Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa.
The Lions are seeking a prolific goalscorer to help the team reach Premier League promotion this season. So far, Steve Bruce has been focusing on the Argentine striker, but the Foxes seems reluctant to let him leave on loan.
Steve Bruce is in deficit with strikers, as Jonathan Kodjia will miss the rest of the season due to an injury, while Gabby Agbonlahor and Scott Hogan are struggling to provide continuity.
The former Huddersfield Town forward arrived at Turf Moor last summer after stunning performances with the Terriers. However, he has failed to make an impact, and frantically craves to leave Burnley for some regular first-team action.
The January transfer window is approaching its final stage, and the Villa manager is running out of time. Therefore, he might consider making a move for the 27-year-old Wells, who wants to leave the Premier League side after a miserable first half of the season.