Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is set for transfer talks with manager Paul Lambert next week.

The Mirror says Lerner is set to fly into Birmingham next week to hand Lambert a summer transfer kitty.

Lambert spent £23million last summer on Christian Benteke, Ashley ­Westwood, Matt Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Jordan Bowery, Karim El Ahmadi and Joe Bennett.

Now, Lambert will get fresh funds, with new contracts for Benteke, Brad Guzan and Andreas Weimann also a priority.

Lambert is busy scouting possible targets in Holland and Belgium following the success of Benteke's arrival from Genk in the latter.