Earlier this month, we covered claims from Italy that Unai Emery is leading Aston Villa’s pursuit of Lazio’s Mattéo Guendouzi.

The 25-year-old didn’t have good ties with Igor Tudor, and recent claims have said his future remains uncertain even after the Croatian manager’s exit from the Serie A side.

Lazio have appointed Marco Baroni as their new manager and this could have an impact on Aston Villa’s chances of signing the midfielder this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport, relayed by La Lazio Siamo Noi.

The report points out Baroni’s role in developing Michael Folorunsho as a ‘total midfielder’ at Hellas Verona. They add the new manager could change his style and formations, and the former Arsenal man has the qualities to adapt to it.

It’s claimed Aston Villa could try to snatch the France international away from Lazio this summer, but for now, the report says this is a ‘remote and distant hypothesis’.

That’s because the player is likely to continue with the Italian club, and he could further improve his game under Baroni. This may be a blow for Emery, who the Italian media insist has been keen on bringing Guendouzi to Aston Villa.