That’s according to the Sunday Post, which also claimed that Manchester United are also keen on getting the deal done for the 26-year-old midfielder.
The Athletic credit the 20-times English champions with interest in the Scotland vice-captain, however, do state he’s not viewed as a priority signing.
If accurate, the Merseyside Reds could take advantage of their rival’s lackadaisical approach and move for the Villa star.
Transfermarkt value McGinn at £27 million, however, if he continues to impress at the Euros, he’ll be expected to fetch a higher fee should he make a switch this summer.
The Merseyside Reds are arguably in need of midfield reinforcements this summer, after the departure for Gini Wijnaldum who has agreed to join PSG once his Anfield deal runs out at the end of the month – and the Scotland star could offer some depth to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Manchester United on the other hand could look to strengthen their team with Donny van de Beek is likely to be on his way out from the club after being frustrated with his first-team minutes at the club.