Back at the start of the month, we first saw Aston Villa getting linked to Torino midfielder Raoul Bellanova.

It was claimed that the Premier League side were ‘impressed’ by the 23-year-old, and made contact to ask about the possibility of a deal.

Outlet TuttoMercatoWeb is now back with an update on Bellanova’s situation, and Aston Villa are again named as contenders for his signing.

The website come out and claim that the player is indeed expected to be a very wanted man in the transfer market, as some Premier League clubs are expected to come ‘knocking’ on Torino’s door.

It isn’t explicitly stated whether Aston Villa are still interested in the 23-year-old, but they are named because of their recent approach.

Now instead of claiming Torino will resist the sale, the outlet writes that their president Urbano Cairo is ‘rubbing his hands’ ahead of a big sale, which means the door is open for the Villans if they want him.

It’s said the player has ‘grown considerably’ lately and a big battle for his signing is expected. Premier League and Italian clubs should compete for him, meaning Aston Villa are likely to be involved in a big fight for his signing should they try again in the summer.