BERTRAND TRAORE has reportedly flown to DENMARK for his Aston Villa medical.
Villa sporting director Johan Lange is Danish.
And it’s said that he wants to get the deal done in his homeland.
Traore will return to Lyon once his medical is complete.
And only then will the former Chelsea winger jet to Villa Park ahead of the season opener against Sheffield United on Monday.
It’s believed Dean Smith has seen off competition from Fulham for the Burkina Faso international, who can either cut inside from the right wing or operate as the central striker.
Traore isn’t the only player close to joining Villa.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has also agreed a long-term contract.
And Villa will pay the Gunners £20million for their FA Cup winner this week.
Fans of the Midlands giants are sure to be excited about the prospect of two more top signings.
Villa set a new club record when they spent £33m on Brentford striker Ollie Watkins last week.
And with Jack Grealish also looking set to stay put, Smith will be hoping to build on last season’s narrow relegation escape.