Aston Villa have had an offer for Leon Bailey rejected by Bayer Leverkusen, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Birmingham side launched a £25m bid for the 23-year old winger who scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists for Leverkusen last season playing predominantly on the right.

He can also play across a front three and fits the profile Aston Villa want.

Villa want to sign another attacking player despite bringing in Emi Buendia from Norwich. Villa have also missed out on Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe who signed a contract extension at the Emirates.