Last Updated: Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59
Aston Villa are amongst a host of club who are tracking Augsburg midfielder Kevin Vogt, who looks set to leave Germany this summer.
The 22-year-old has been in excellent form for the Bundesliga outfit this season following his move from Bochum in 2012 and is on course to steer Augsburg towards a top-eight finish.
A string of good performances have brought him to the attention of a number of sides in the Premier League, including Aston Villa.
Vogt has just 12 months left to run on his current contract and the Villans are keen to try and take advantage of that by forcing Augsburg into selling one of their star assets.
Villa will face stiff competition if they do move for Vogt, with Hull City said to be ready to rival any offer the Midlands club make, while Southampton, Stoke and Leicester are also reportedly monitoring the defensive midfielder.
The player's representative is remaining tight-lipped on a move to the Premier League and said as yet no bids had been lodged for Vogt.
"Kevin has had an exceptional season, and we can't deny that off the back of that there are a number of clubs who have expressed an interest," Jamie MacLaurin of OmniSports Management told Sky Sports.
"However, there are no bids on the table and until that point we cannot say anymore."
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