Reading striker to join Aston Villa

Doyle will cost Martin O’Neill a mere £7million and the Villa boss is ready to offer Marlon Harewood as part-exchange in the deal.

O’Neill is keen on adding more strikers to his squad in January and it is expected that Doyle would be keen on a move to Villa Park.

But reports suggest Harewood is not keen on a move to the Championship, something that could force O’Neill to make a straight cash offer for Doyle.

Doyle was name Championship Player of the Month this week.