Aston Villa have set their sights on Tongo Doumbia.
The 22-year-old is under contract at Rennes, but the French club are willing to let him move on this summer for a modest fee of just £2.5million.
Doumbia has earlier this summer expressed his desire to pit his quality in the Premier League, and Paul Lambert could be about to offer him such a platform.
The Villa manager is eager to add to his existing options ahead of the new season, and he is expected to move for the Mali midfielder in the coming days.
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