Aston Villa were thought to have failed with a bid to land a Premier League striker earlier this summer.
Steve Bruce had been keen to add a striker to his squad in the summer, having landed Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham on a temporary deal on deadline day.
However, Solanke appears to have been his initial target, with the report claiming that Villa had joined the likes of Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, Rangers and Olympique de Lyonnais in making an approach.
Liverpool were determined to keep hold of the youngster as they swiftly rejected every offer for him, believing that he would be best suited to remain at Anfield and continue his development with the Reds.
Aston Villa would have been initially disappointed to not have landed Solanke.
However, with the arrival of Abraham on the day of the loan deadline, the Villans will feel that they have managed to make some excellent business and will not think too much about what could have been with the Liverpool man.
Aston Villa had started off well in the Championship, however, they are now on a run of poor form that has seen Bruce’s side suffer two consecutive defeats and will want Abraham to start firing against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday evening.
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