ASTON VILLA and Brighton are tracking Blackburn’s Bradley Dack.
Villa boss Dean Smith is a big fan of the attacker who hit 18 goals for Rovers last term in their return to the Championship.
The 25-year-old who dates Love Island star Olivia Attwood was the subject of firm interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace in January amid talk of a new deal at Ewood Park.
Rovers were prepared to reward Dack for his goalscoring exploits with a new deal to ward off any potential suitors ahead of the new campaign.
However, with no new contract on the agenda for the club top scorer, a host of top-flight sides are on alert.
London-born Dack, who moved to Ewood Park from Gillingham in 2017 has another two years to left on his current deal and the Rovers top brass will not want it to run down much further, running the risk of losing him on the cheap.
Villa are hopeful skipper Jack Grealish will lead them in the top flight next term after a three-year absence.
Spurs are monitoring his situation and could table a huge offer for the lifelong Villa fan.
And if a bid is tabled, the second city side want an alternative lined up if they decide to do business, and Dack is the preferred option.
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The Seagulls, under new boss Graham Potter are looking for additional firepower after narrowly avoiding the drop.
Brighton scored just 35 Prem goals with Glenn Murray top scorer with 13.
Potter knows he needs more players chipping in and hitting double figures in order to make any notable improve come August.