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Aston Villa 'prepare to rival Crystal Palace and Brentford for Rangers hotshot Joe Aribo' with boss Steven Gerrard plotting squad overhaul after securing £17m Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal

Aston Villa have entered the transfer hunt for Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo.

Aribo, 25, who played a key role during Steven Gerrard's title-winning campaign at Rangers last season, has attracted interest from numerous top-flight clubs including Crystal Palace and Brentford.

The Aston Villa boss is reportedly eager to reunite with his former colleague, plotting to make serious renovations to his squad this summer.

Rangers star Aribo has already attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs

Having already signed Philippe Coutinho for £17million earlier this week, Gerrard plans to bolster his team's spine in midfield and defence during the next transfer window, according to The Sun.