Aston Villa are keen on Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.

The Mirror says the 23-year-old winger has, as widely predicted, failed to establish himself at the Premier League champions after a £6.2million summer move from Swansea.

Sinclair more than quadrupled his £10,000-a-week salary when he quit the Welsh club last August, but he has made just two League starts for Roberto Mancini.

Villa and Everton are among a clutch of Premier League clubs who rate him and Villa, if they avoid relegation, could steal a march on the Merseysiders, whose manager David Moyes' future is up in the air.