Aston Villa ‘plotting’ move for Burnley midfielder - amid West Ham and Leeds interest

Burnley’s Josh Brownhill has attracted the interest of a large number of Premier League clubs.

As Aston Villa continue their pursuit of a new midfielder this summer, Josh Brownhill has been added to their shortlist.

Steven Gerrard’s side are one of a number of clubs targeting the Burnley midfielder, according to 90min.

Brownhill joined the Clarets from Bristol City for less than £10 million in 2020 and has been a regular starter under Sean Dyche, making 32 appearances in the Premier League this season.

The 26-year-old’s late winner against Watford last weekend gave Burnley hope of retaining their top flight status, however it looks like Brownhill will be on his way out either way.

Everton, Wolves, Leeds, Fulham and Bournemouth are all monitoring the midfielder, with West Ham seen as the favourites to sign him given their lengthy pursuit.

Burnley will be eager to keep hold of Brownhill and with two years remaining on his contract, the report claims that they could part ways with him for around £15 million.

Aston Villa have made their intentions to bolster the midfield clear since missing out on Rodrigo Bentancur in January.

The Midlands club currently rely on the likes of Douglas Luiz, John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey - while Marvelous Nakamba only made his return from a four month absence recently and Morgan Sanson has struggled for form since his summer move.

Villa have also been linked with the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Ibrahim Sangare and Yves Bissouma, though Brownhill could be a cheap option if they can beat West Ham to his signing.