Aston Villa have become the latest club to be credited with interest in Angers’ Azzedine Ounahi.

The midfielder has been in demand after impressing for Morocco at the World Cup. This has helped the Ligue 1 side’s president, Saïd Chabane, set up an auction for the player this month.

Leeds United and Leicester City have been named as the 22-year-old’s suitors from England and Aston Villa are now thrown into the mix. Napoli are also interested in him.

On Tuesday, L’Equipe reported Chabane made a trip to England to discuss a potential deal for his star. They didn’t provide the details of the club the Angers chief planned to meet, but made it clear it wasn’t with the Foxes.

Italian journalist Ciro Venerato now explains Chabane held talks with Aston Villa in the UK  for Ounahi.

“These are decisive days for the Moroccan midfielder. The president of Angers left for England yesterday [Monday] and it seems that he is talking to Aston Villa who received a no from the Juventus player, [Weston] McKennie, two days ago, more than Leeds,” Venerato told Tg Sport, relayed by Tutto Napoli.

“Napoli are in view and pessimistic about this negotiation, De Laurentiis’ club in fact reiterates that they will not go beyond the €15m offered. They also reiterated it a few hours ago to his agent.”

Venerato’s claims are also been relayed by Spazio Napoli, who explain Aston Villa have ‘moved to buy’ Ounahi and have ‘overcome competition’ from Leeds and Napoli.