Galatarasay will be encouraged to bid for Aston Villa striker John Carew at the end of the season.

The News of the World says Carew could leave Villa as part of a clearout should they fail to finish in the top four.

Norwegian striker Carew has impressed alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor, when he has played, but his record of injuries has seen him miss large chunks of the campaign. Villa now have Emile Heskey to play in his position, and the former Lyon star is interesting Galatasaray.