Lazio defender Luis Cavanda is a target for Aston Villa.

The Daily Express says Villa need to act quickly to secure his signature as they have been woeful at the back, shipping 17 goals in their last four Barclays Premier League games.

Cavanda's agent Ulisse Savini is quoted on Italian football site Football Italia as saying: "I'll meet Lazio to talk about Cavanda next week. We want to plan his future.

"There are no official offers for him right now, but it is pleasing to know that he is liked.

"There are a lot of clubs who have put the spotlight on him. Aston Villa, for example, are following him with interest."