Aston Villa has confirmed it is close to signing Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg.
The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by
A statement on the Villa website read: "Aston Villa can confirm that the club are in negotiations with Aalborg BK for the transfer of Danish forward
"The club expects to conclude the deal, subject to a medical and personal terms, in the next 10 days."
Confirmation that 6ft 5in Helenius is close to a move to the midlands comes a day after 21-year-old striker
Lambert will now hope he can persuade Christian Benteke, who did more than anyone to ensure Villa's survival in the top flight, to follow suit and sign a new deal.