Aston Villa are in the market with ambitious ideas and have added Dusan Vlahovic to their shortlist as Unai Emery eyes a new forward.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa are keen on Dusan Vlahovic in the summer. The Serbian striker has become part of an ambitious list of potential targets for Unai Emery in the summer, with other star names also featuring there.

Unai Emery has transformed Aston Villa with his arrival at the club. The Spaniard took over when the club were teetering around the relegation zone, and now they are prime contenders to play in Europe next season. The change of fortunes has brought about fresh ideas in the background, including some ambitious transfer targets.

The report claims Emery wants to bring quality reinforcements to the club and elevate the team’s overall quality. Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney and Barcelona’s Ferran Torres are targets, with Dusan Vlahovic the latest name to feature on that list.

Emery remains keen to strengthen the attacking setup and wants different options. Ollie Watkins has become his firm starter to lead the line. But Emery likes the idea of playing two upfront. Hence, it will be no surprise if the Spaniard targets a high-profile striker.

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Vlahovic’s name will come as a surprise, given the player is considered one of the big striker targets for top clubs. Aston Villa will not think themselves inferior to those, considering the strong background of the Midlands club.

However, whether Vlahovic becomes a realistic target remains the question, although a move seems possible. Villa have the financial means to broker a deal for the £58 million Serie A striker, with Juventus considering their options with the Serb.

Juventus could likely accept a fee that sees them make a decent profit on the £58 million Serie A striker. Other clubs including Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea are keen with the latter duo reportedly keeping close tabs.

Villa also are close to appointing Mateu Alemany as their sporting director, with the current Barcelona executive likely bringing a new pull to the club. Either way, the Midlands side are looking to make the right decisions that could take the club to the next level.

If they make it to Europe, Villa will have a stronger chance of signing Vlahovic. However, their chances could be blown out of the water if one of the Champions League-playing sides emerges as contenders in the race and makes an approach for the Serbian.

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