Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin is in negotiations for a move to Aston Villa after failing his Benfica medical, claim Sky Sport Italia.
The shot-stopper was all set for a move to Portugal at a cost of €15m, but Benfica pulled the plug after tests showed his shoulder injury will require another four months to recover.
Monaco were also interested in the 26-year-old, but Sky Sport Italia now argue Aston Villa are in talks for Perin with director of sport Fabio Paratici.
The former Genoa man has dealt with several serious injuries throughout his career, including the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in both knees.
He still has two senior Italy caps under his belt, but is not expected to be fit until late November.
Aston Villa are newly-promoted to the Premier League and have been investing heavily this summer with nine new buys.