It is understood that Tottenham Hotspur right-back Alan Hutton has left the Scotland training camp to travel to Aston Villa to discuss personal terms then undergo a medical ahead of a move to the club.
Hutton has found chances in the Spurs line-up very hard to come by as he has fallen down the pecking order since his arrival in 2008. He was loaned out to Sunderland in 2010, and on his return back to Tottenham enjoyed a good run in the squad.
The Scotland international has tough competition for places at right-back with Crotian veteran Vedran Corluka and England starlet Kyle Walker ahead of him in Harry Redknapp’s side.
It has now been speculated that Scotland boss Craig Levein has permitted the 27-year-old to leave the camp temporarily to seal the move away from White Hart Lane. Should the deal be completed, he will become Villa boss Alex McLeish’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan and Shay Given from Manchester City.