Villa are sitting fifth in the Premier League and have won four of their last five Premier League games.


Unai Emery is pushing to turn Aston Villa into regular contenders for European football and has been backed heavily by the club’s owners.




The Villa boss and director of football Monchi are continuing to monitor talents who could be convinced to move to the Midlands in the near future.


And it has been claimed that Piquerez is one of the players the club are tracking at the moment.



The 25-year-old left-back is rated highly in South America and has been tipped to move to Europe soon.


Aston Villa are amongst the clubs who are keeping a close watch on the player and his situation at Palmeiras.



It is unclear whether they are considering making a move in January or are prepared to wait until the summer for the defender.