Fabian Delph
Liverpool and Tottenham set to battle for Aston Villa's midfielder Fabian Delph, as the club sets a £4m price tagGetty

Aston Villa have put a price tag of £4m on the midfielder Fabian Delph, who is a target for Liverpool and Tottenham.

According to the Mirror, the Villa Park outfit are willing to sell the midfielder during the January transfer window, if clubs meet their valuation.

The England international is on the final six months of his contract and has given no indication of signing a new contract and remaining with Paul Lambert's team beyond this summer. So the club has decided to cash in on their star midfielder, rather than lose him for free at the end of the season.

Delph's contract means the midfielder is allowed to negotiate a pre-contract with interested foreign clubs, but has to wait until the summer to agree a move to a Premier League club.

Liverpool have been closely monitoring his situation in recent months as Brendan Rodgers continues his search for Steven Gerrard's replacement, as the skipper is set to leave the club to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy next season.

On the other hand, Tottenham have also shown interest in signing Delph, but are unwilling to match the midfielder's £60,000-a-week wage demands, before they offload some players of their own.

But the Anfield club are willing to pay the midfielder his desired pay packet and are keen to complete the signing during the ongoing January transfer window.

Villa are struggling in the Premier League and despite a relegation battle looming in the second half of the season, they are ready to let the midfielder leave midway through the season.

They have already strengthened their midfield in anticipation of Delph's departure by signing Carles Gil from Valencia.