The former PSV Eindhoven star's current contract expires at the end of next season and Villa are keen to tie him
down to a new long-term deal.
Bouma agent's Ger Lagendijk confirmed talks over a two-year extension were due to take place in the near future.
"The club wants to reward his development with a contract renewal," said Lagendijk. "Negotiations will begin later
this month or in October."