By Harry Sykes

Damien Comolli has been touted as a contender for a senior role at Aston Villa as part of a radical revamp at the top of the club, according to a report.

The Midlands club were sold on Wednesday to the Recon Group, owned by Chinese businessman Dr Tony Jiantong Xia, with the deal estimated at costing between £60million and £70million.

Roberto Di Matteo is the favourite to become the new manager and has reportedly held already held talks with chairman Steve Hollis.

Sky Sports News now claim that former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football Comolli has been targeted for a possible technical director role.

It is said that Frenchman Comolli has not yet had contact with the Chinese consortium.

Comolli was sacked by Liverpool in April 2012 after 18 months at the club in which he oversaw a recruitment department that had mixed results in the transfer market.

He previously spent three years in a director of football role at Tottenham and has also worked at Arsenal, Monaco and Saint-Etienne.

Villa were relegated to the Championship after finishing bottom of the Premier League.