Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane is attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs.

The Republic of Ireland international is on the radar of second tier frontrunners AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City.

The 29-year-old has amassed over 100 appearances since his arrival at Villa Park from Barnsley in 2017 and is one of few players in the English game to have scored in all four divisions of the EFL.

Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall – whose side are currently third in the Championship – is reported to be keen to add extra creativity to the Cherries’ midfield.

However, with Jack Wilshere’s recent arrival at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth are well stocked in that area and thus may have to ship out some players to squeeze Hourihane in.

That is, of course, if Aston Villa are willing to sell.

Dean Smith has overseen a huge improvement in his side this campaign after narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season – but Villa’s upturn has largely been without Hourihane’s involvement.

The Irishman has played just 4 times in the top flight this season and hasn’t played a minute of football for Aston Villa since November.

You could argue therefore that Hourihane has been surplus to requirements at Villa Park in recent months and may well fancy his chances elsewhere.

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