BLACKBURN Rovers have confirmed to the Lancashire Telegraph that striker Rudy Gestede is in talks with Premier League outfit Aston Villa.

A fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

Rovers do not want to lose Gestede, who was the club’s top scorer last season with 22 goals.

But the 26-year-old has made it clear that he wants a move to the top flight.

Gestede has netted 34 goals in 65 appearances for Rovers since his £200,000 switch from Cardiff City in January 2014.