Villa appear unlikely to secure Dost's signature given the comments of his Italian agent Carmine Coviello.
Coviello told sportmediaset.it: "He refused a proposal from Aston Villa because he wants to go to a top club.
"We're offering him to clubs which can spend 10-13 million, because this is Heerenveen's request.
"They are (asking for) a lot of money, but Dost is a monster in scoring.
"He has a nose for goal and technique. He can remind me of (Oliver) Bierhoff."