Aston Villa are chasing West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson.

The Sunday Mirror says the Swede, 28, only has 18 months left on his contract at The Hawthorns and has failed to agree a new deal.

Albion are now reluctantly considering cashing in on him rather than risk his value plummeting.

If Villa can shift £40,000-a-week James Collins, they could get Olsson on cheaper terms.