Standard Liege striker Milan Jovanovic is aware that Aston Villa want to sign him.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill must pull out all the stops if he is to land Jovanovic ahead of the Bundesliga outfit.

A close friend of Jovanovic told the Daily Star Sunday: "Aston Villa have made it clear they would love to sign Milan - and the deal is possible. Milan has already turned down the chance to play for Real Madrid, Everton and Spurs.

"Now, it is a straight choice between Villa and Stuttgart.

"At the moment, though, the Germans are favourites - and maybe Villa have only a few days to change that."