Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang is a target for Aston Villa.

The People says Aubameyang is believed to be one of the strikers manager Paul Lambert has earmarked as Darren Bent's replacement.

The 23-year-old began his career with Milan but moved to France last year.

He has been in good form for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 this term and Villa scouts believe he would adapt quickly to the style of play in England.