Villa chief ready for late deals
Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has been linked with a move to Aston Villa as Paul Lambert hopes to bring in two beat-the-deadline signings.
The Villa chief has endured a difficult start to life at Villa Park with an opening day 1-0 defeat at West Ham followed up by a 3-1 home reverse at the hands of Everton on Saturday.
As a result Lambert is now well aware that his squad needs bolstering before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm on Friday and he is looking to get the green light from owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner to bring in two new players.
He said: "Randy, Paul and me will have a conversation, and we'll see what happens from there. I've got ideas in my head - but as I said, I have to speak to them and see."
One possible target is Wolves' 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international hitman, Doyle, who would no doubt relish a return to the Premier League after his current club's relegation last season.
Doyle has always maintained he is happy at Molineux and scored in Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Derby, but Villa and Everton are both reportedly looking to snap him up before the transfer window closes.
It is also thought Villa will look to free up space on the wage bill by offloading Alan Hutton and Stephen Warnock this week.