Kuban Krasnodar have slapped a £7.5 million price-tag on winger Ivelin Popov.
Izvestia says Aston Villa have been in touch and been informed of the asking price.
Popov agreed personal terms with Villa last month, but a fee could not be settled between the two clubs before the transfer deadline fell.
Villa have kept in touch and will try again in January for the winger.
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