PROMOTED Aston Villa are “determined” to sign Tyrone Mings from Cherries, according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old defender played 18 times for Villa this season, helping them return to the top flight with victory over Derby County in Monday’s Championship play-off final.

Sky claim Cherries boss Eddie Howe “is prepared to let him leave Bournemouth for the right price and Mings prefers a move to Villa”.

However the report also suggests former Chippenham ace Mings has attracted the interest of “a number of other Premier League clubs”.

Mings was signed from Ipswich for £8million by the Dorset club in June 2015.

With his time at Vitality Stadium hit by knee and back injuries, he has played just 23 times for Cherries.