Abel Hernandez is reported to be keen on a move away from Hull City, and would jump at the chance of a move to Aston Villa.
The Tigers have had a summer of turmoil after winning promotion back to the Premier League, and it could get worse if Villa make another approach for their leading goalscorer.
Villa are already reported to have failed with a cash plus striker Rudy Gestede offer for the Tigers star, but there is a chance they could launch another bid before the transfer deadline.
Villa may be in the Championship but that does not appear to have put Hernandez off, after he told a radio station in his homeland that he would welcome a move to the Midlands side.
Mohamed Diame did not hesitate in dropping a league to join a club the size of Newcastle, and the same could apply to Hernandez if Villa come knocking.
The Tigers still have no manager, no new signings, no Diame and the loss of their star striker on the eve of the Premier League season would be another huge hammer blow.