Aston Villa are eyeing Schalke midfielder Anthony Annan.

Annan was loaned to Vitesse Arnhem last season and the Dutch club are also keen to secure his services again.

"I have not been called up for any pre-season games - it's embarrassing," he told

"There has been some contact from clubs but I have two years on my contract with the German club, so we will have to see what happens."