Aston Villa are planning an ‘assault’ on Lazio’s Mattéo Guendouzi in the summer window.

That’s according to Wednesday’s edition of Corriere dello Sport, who say the 25-year-old has decided to leave and his exit ‘can unlock the market’ for the Serie A side.

It’s claimed the Biancocelesti have set a €30m price tag and Aston Villa ‘would be ready to offer’ that fee for the midfielder.

Unai Emery knows Guendouzi well as it was the manager who signed him for Arsenal in 2018.

Last October, the France international had revealed he went to the London club because of Emery. Corriere now state the Spaniard is keen and is ‘pushing’ to bring him to Villa Park.

Guendouzi joined the Italian club from Marseille on a loan deal with an obligation to buy last summer, and had a good start to his Lazio career. His situation changed after Igor Tudor was appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor in March.

Although the player has clocked in 581 minutes from nine games under the current coach, the newspaper says there’s tension between the pair, and Tudor doesn’t want to count on the Frenchman next season.

Therefore, Guendouzi will leave in the next window, as long as the fee requested by Lazio [around €30m] arrives.

Corriere’s summary says Aston Villa ‘would be ready’ to offer this figure but the same isn’t backed up within the report.