By Amir Mir

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has expressed his frustration at the “many complex issues” surrounding the January transfer window.

The Championship side have purchased one player this month when they signed Manchester United academy goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan until the end of the season.

The only senior departure at the club was striker Rudy Gestede leaving and signing for Premier League outfit Middlesbrough.

As the transfer window enters the halfway stage supporters will begin to worry about whether hopeful deals can be finalised.

On Wednesday afternoon owner Tony Xia revealed that the club are working on about eight transfer deals.

As Villa and Steve Bruce aim to improve their squad for a promotion push, the club’s senior figure had this to say about the current plans on his personal Twitter account. 

Bruce has already confirmed that the club have enquired about Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury.

The former Arsenal man has not featured for his side in their last seven games as Villa aim to add attacking threat to their team.

Key striker Jonathan Kodjia is at the Africa Cup of Nations, along with Jordan Ayew, which leaves the club short on numbers up front.

Only Ross McCormack and Gabby Agbonlahor are the senior forwards at the club as they now prepare for a Midlands derby at the weekend.

Wolves manager Paul Lambert takes on his former side after they knocked out Premier League outfit Stoke from the FA Cup last Saturday.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, supporters react on Twitter to Christian Benteke transfer speculation.

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