We all agree Aston Villa fans need something to cheer inside the Football Transfer Tavern, and according to Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror they may not have to wait much longer.
Under pressure Villa boss Paul Lambert is reportedly lining up a deadline day move for Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, after he priced himself out of a move to Swansea City.
Michael Laudrup was keen to bring the striker to South Wales, although is now understood to have turned his attention elsewhere upon learning Jones wanted £55,000-a-week to complete the move.
The news has alerted Lambert who is desperate to add more firepower to his relegation threatened Aston Villa squad.
Jones, who moved to Stoke City from Sunderland in 2010 has managed just five goals in 19 appearances for Tony Pulis’ side this season, with it understood that Pulis is willing to sell in order to fund a move for another striker.
Pulis has in fact been linked with a move for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, leading to speculation of a possible deadline day swap deal. Bent has cut a frustrated figure at Villa Park this season, often finding himself on the bench and scoring just one Premier League goal this season for a club who now finds themselves in the bottom three.