By David Kent for MailOnline
Published: 00:03 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 13 June 2019
Aston Villa are looking to lay out £50million on three players who could underpin their return to the Premier League.
Manager Dean Smith wants Southampton left back Matt Targett, Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Targett, who returned to Southampton after a spell on loan with Fulham, is available for £10m while Villa have earmarked £15m for energetic defensive midfielder Phillips and know