Aston Villa hope to do a deal with Heerenveen for striker Bas Dost for around £7 million.

The Dutch League top-scorer, 22, has confirmed Villa are leading the clubs trying to lure him away from Holland after Euro 2012.

Dost said: "I have heard about the interest from Aston Villa and it is very flattering and nice.

"I have been aware of it for some time and I know that Aston Villa are not having a good season but it still looks a good move.

"I spoke with my agent and we have discussed the matter but there has been no further contact and I have to wait. I cannot say any more but maybe there will be developments."