Aston Villa would be open to selling goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this summer if they can make ‘significant cash’ from any sale.

That’s according to TyC Sports, who say the Villans would be happy to negotiate a departure for their number one if the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United or Tottenham come calling.

A report yesterday, again form TyC Sports, made it clear that the Premier League duo were interested in Martinez as they look for new number ones next season.

That report made it clear that the idea is for Martinez to move on at the end of the season, but it was unclear what Aston Villa’s stance was on the matter.

That’s now been brought forward, with TyC explaining that Villa ‘would not look badly’ on Martinez leaving if selling him meant they could bring in ‘significant cash’.

They’re yet to place a value on the goalkeeper, who does not have a release clause in his current contract but would ‘hope’ to make a lot more than the €17m they paid to sign him from Arsenal in September 2020.

Martinez is currently tied to a contract until 2027, so there is no pressure for Villa to sell. They can demand whatever they like for the World Cup winner, who is valued at €28m by website Transfermarkt.

Whether that is the real starting point, especially given the financial power of the clubs reportedly interested in him, remains to be seen, but Aston Villa are said to be open to negotiations if the price is right.