Aston Villa keeping tabs on Benfica defender Victor Lindelof?

Victor Lindelof during the international friendly between Sweden and Czech Republic at Friends Arena on March 29, 2016
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Aston Villa reportedly hold an interest in Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, who was said to be a transfer target for Chelsea earlier this summer.

Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has reportedly emerged as a target for Aston Villa.

Earlier this summer, it was suggested that Chelsea were keen to sign the 22-year-old but with the Blues opting to look elsewhere, it has left the Swedish international potentially available in January.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Villa are keen to bring the defender to the West Midlands, despite alleged interest from bigger clubs.

After their relegation from the Premier League, Villa have endured a poor start to the season and they currently sit in 18th place in the Championship standings.

Victor Lindelof during the international friendly between Sweden and Czech Republic at Friends Arena on March 29, 2016
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