Aston Villa have emerged as the new favourites in the race to sign winger Helder Costa from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.
The 25-year-old was instrumental in the Midlands side's return to the Premier League as Championship champions in 2017-18 but fell out of favour in the top flight, starting fewer than half of the games last term.
According to the Birmingham Mail, however, newly-promoted Villa are the new favourites to land the Portuguese as they look for a replacement for Albert Adomah, who has been released by the club.
The Whites had been pursuing a loan deal for Costa, who is valued at more than £15m, but it is unclear whether Villa are looking to do likewise or get agreement on a permanent transfer.
Costa has two years remaining on his current contract at Molineux.body check tags ::