Aston Villa are leading the race to sign Harvey Barnes from Leicester this summer as a number of Premier League clubs compete for the winger’s signature.
Barnes is attracting ‘considerable’ interest from a number of Premier League clubs who are monitoring Leicester’s leading names ahead of a potential relegation from the top flight.
Leicester will be relegated from the Premier League this weekend if the Foxes fail to beat West Ham, or if Everton win against Bournemouth at Goodison Park.
The club’s precarious situation could lead to an exodus of talent and Barnes is a target for a number of Premier League clubs.
The Independent on reporting that Aston Villa are the ‘likeliest destination’ for the 25-year-old, despite interest from Tottenham who have also considered Leicester teammate James Maddison. Meanwhile, The Sun have claimed West Ham are also in the race as the Hammers look to back David Moyes and Newcastle have also previously been linked.
Villa are understood to be favourites to sign Barnes and could offer the winger the chance to remain in the Midlands and play European football. Villa will secure Europa Conference League football if the club beat Brighton this weekend.
Barnes has scored a career-best 12 goals in the Premier League this season despite Leicester’s difficult season and is expected to remain in the top flight if the Foxes are relegated.