Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo says he wants to sign another striker ahead of the Championship season but must trim his squad first.
“We’re certainly looking for a striker,” Di Matteo told BBC WM 95.6.
“And maybe some more attacking players, depending on how the next few weeks go and which players are going to leave.”
Di Matteo has a first-team squad of 30 with only Rudy Gestede, Jordan Ayew, Gabby Agbonlahor and the injury-hit Libor Kozak providing senior striking options.
“You could probably name 15 players that have been linked with us but I’m very pleased with the players we’ve brought in – I think we’ve done some good business there,” Di Matteo said.
“But my attention will now focus on outgoings. I would like to trim the squad – it’s too big for my liking, so there will be some movement now.”
Villa start the league season at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, 7 August.