Huddlestone has been told he can leave White Hart Lane this summer and Villa are among a host of Premier League clubs to have been linked with the 22-year-old
Martin O'Neill is in the market for a centre midfielder following Gareth Barry's switch to Manchester City and the Birmingham Mail claims a move for Huddlestone is imminent.
Spurs rate the England Under-21 star in the £8million bracket but that would not be a problem for Villa, who are targeting a clutch of top signings ahead of another assault on the top four.
O'Neill may return to Spurs after landing Huddlestone, with former
Blackburn winger Bentley reported to be among his targets.The 24-year-old is almost certain to move on this summer and The Sun claims Harry Redknapp will offer him to Villa as bait to land England international Ashley Young.