Aston Villa have reportedly set their sights on Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, in a busy window for the West Midlands club.
Ward-Prowse played every minute for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side this season, and showed his technical ability when striking a dead ball having scored four goals from free kicks.
The Claret and Blues have confirmed that they have agreed a club-record deal with Norwich City for Emiliano Buendia, but Dean Smith is keen to bolster his squad further as they aim to build upon their 11th-placed finish.
The Sun reports that Smith wants to improve Villa's goalscoring stats from set pieces, having only scored 11 from corners and free kicks this season.
The 26-year-old is an academy graduate at Southampton and since making his first-term debut in 2011, he has gone on to score 33 goals and provide 40 assists in 322 appearances for the club.