Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Ampadu was starved of first-team opportunities this season, making just three starts and two substitute outings for the Blues in all competitions.
The 18-year-old still has four years remaining on his contract, although Chelsea are aware that the teenager requires more senior football.
According to The Guardian, Villa are considering whether to use one of their two domestic loan transfers on the Wales international.
The West Midlands outfit are planning on making significant moves in the transfer market this summer as they look to build on their return to the top flight.
Ampadu's versatility could aid Dean Smith's efforts, with the player being able to feature at both centre-back and in central midfield.