Aston Villa are battling Lazio for AZ Alkmaar midfielder Rasmus Elm.

The young Swede is a target for both clubs, says Tuttosport, and is rated at £6 million by AZ.

Villa have already agreed a pre-contract with Elm's AZ teammate Brett Holman, though any move for the midfielder will have to wait until their Premier League status is assured.

For Lazio, the Rome club could offer Elm Champions League football next season with Edy Reja's team close to clinching a top four finish in Serie A.