Villa amongst whole host of clubs looking to sign Moroccan.
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has revealed that Aston Villa have made a bid for Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda.
The highly-rated 23-year-old has previously claimed he would like a move to England, with Arsenal and Tottenham also reportedly interested.
However, Nicollin has now revealed that Villa are the only Premier League side to make a bid for his player as it becomes apparent that the Moroccan international will leave this summer.
“He is leaving. There are four or five clubs that have come in. It is now down to the player to choose now because we are almost in agreement with the clubs. He will leave for 14-15 million euros,” Nicollin told LeSport10 as reported by Sky Sports.
When asked if they were concrete bids, he replied: “Yes. From AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray and Aston Villa.
“We have no problem now, he [Belhanda] has the authority to agree with whoever he wants now,” he concluded.
Belhanda rose to prominence during Montpellier’s title winning season in 2011/12, and has attracted interest across Europe as a result.
Despite staying on another year where the club failed to repeat their previous success, he is held in high regard by many of those interested, and would certainly be a massive signing for Paul Lambert’s side as they look to push on next season having avoided relegation this past year.
However, with the level of competition for his signature seeing some European giants monitoring his situation, it remains to be seen whether the lure of playing in England is enough to see Belhanda ply his trade at Villa Park next season.