Aston Villa could be about to sell left-back Jordan Amavi to Sampdoria as they look to build up funds to strengthen their squad this summer according to the Daily Mail.

The Frenchman arrived at Villa Park from Nice in 2015 but his first season was cut short by injury. The defender returned last season to make 36 appearances but is said to be ready for a fresh start.

Villans owner Tony Xia suggested he rejected a £25m offer from China in January but there has been plenty of interest in the 23-year-old since then with Marseille and Napoli said to be monitoring him.

Villa will be hoping to get back the majority of the £9 million they paid for the left-back a couple of years ago although that may be unlikely.

Italian side Sampdoria are said to want the services of Amavi although they could be looking at a loan deal initially with a view to something more permanent.

Should Villa manage to secure a move to see the former Nice man leave then they could turn their attention to Fleetwood Town defender Amari’I Bell who they have been tracking for a while, according to the report. They may face competition from Norwich City for his signature.

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