Aston Villa are making a move for Brentford wing-back Rico Henry.

The Sun says Villa are Henry as boss Dean Smith weighs up whether to make a late bid to sign the Brentford defender.

Henry, 23, emerged as one of the best full-backs outside of the top flight last season with a series of impressive displays before Brentford ultimately fell just short of promotion from the Championship.

A number of Premier League clubs have shown interest in the left-back over the summer but found the Bees reluctant to do a deal for the player.

But Smith, who worked with Henry while he was Walsall manager, is considering making an attempt to persuade Brentford to sell the defender before the window closes next month.

West Ham had also been tracking the player as they search for a new left-back but have been forced to put their interest on hold while they try to prioritise bringing a new centre-back in with finances tight.