Kortney Hause is poised to sign a new contract with Aston Villa as boss Steven Gerrard moves to shore up his defensive options.
The centre-back’s current deal was due to run out at the end of the campaign and earlier this month he had been attracting interest from other Premier League clubs.
Hause stepped in for the second half of Villa’s clash with Manchester United last weekend following an injury to Ezri Konsa, and helped Villa fight back to claim a 2-2 draw from 2-0 down with less than 15 minutes remaining.
The 26-year-old joined Villa from Wolves on an initial loan deal in January 2019, before making the switch permanent the following summer after they were promoted to the Premier League.
Though he has not been a first-team regular, Hause has provided frequent back-up for Konsa and Tyrone Mings and scored the only goal when Villa won 1-0 at Manchester United last September – their first victory at Old Trafford for 12 years.
Gerrard said last week that he prefers to have four centre-backs in his squad and having lost Axel Tuanzebe, who returned to United before joining Napoli on loan, the former England captain is keen to add another central defender this month.