Romelu Lukaku is reportedly ready to open talks with West Bromwich Albion about extending his stay at The Hawthorns for another season.
He's on-loan from Chelsea, they have opted not to recall him.
The 19-year-old cost Chelsea £18 million when he moved from Anderlecht in 2011.
The Belgian international has said that he views the chance of regular football at West Brom as more beneficial to his career development.
Villa's mini revival came to a crashing halt at Chelsea on Sunday, and they haven't got a much easier task on Boxing Day. Spurs are the visitors, still smarting from their goal-less draw at home to West Brom before Christmas.