Villa can confirm that talks with Michael Bradley are at an advanced stage for a loan move until the end of the season.
The midfielder is due for a medical and discussions on personal terms in the next 24 hours.
Bradley is one of the rising stars of USA football, having played pivotal roles for his national side in the 2010 World Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup.
The 23-year-old, who will be moving from German side Borussia Monchengladbach, has been capped 50 times for his country.
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