Aston Villa are preparing a bid of £3m for Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura, report The Sun.
Manager Steve Bruce is believed to be keen to add to his central midfield options, with his personnel currently including Aaron Tshibola, Mile Jedinak, Gary Gardner and Ashley Westwood.
Adlene Guedioura has made 12 appearances for the Hornets this season, and is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria.
Guedioura has been in and out of the Watford side and the arrival of Tom Cleverley pushes him further down the pecking order.
Aston Villa are 13th in the Championship, a point behind bitter local rivals Birmingham City, but more importantly 10 points off Sheffield Wednesday in the final promotion play off spot.