Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has revealed the club are working hard on deals at present and he is confident they will be in a good place if they can push two out of four to five they are chasing over the line.

Chairman Xia is trying to rebuild the Villa Park outfit following their relegation from the Premier League and shaking up the playing squad is a key task for the Chinese businessman.

Villa's latest signing is midfielder Mile Jedinak, brought in from Crystal Palace, but Xia is not stopping at the Australian and has revealed that the club are working on deals at present, with the aim of having another two done.

But Xia warned that doing deals is not an easy task.

"I am very confident now. If we can get at least two more signings from four/five ongoing deals, I think we'll be there", he wrote on Twitter when asked about pundits claiming Villa will be in the doldrums.


"Sorry guys. We are working very hard, but it's not easy like grabbing things from grocery store!" Xia added.

Aston Villa were in action on Saturday away to Derby County and earned a 0-0 draw with the Rams.

Following four games in the Championship, Villa under Roberto Di Matteo currently sit 12th with five points from their one win, two draws and one defeat.

Next up for Di Matteo's men is a trip to play Bristol City next weekend and it remains to be seen if the Italian will be able to call on any fresh faces by the time Villa head to Ashton Gate.