The 32 year - previous midfielder is out of agreement soon after leaving West Ham at the conclusion of final season acquiring struggled to make an affect in his 2nd spell at Upton Park, creating just thirteen starts.
Cole started his career at West Ham ahead of spells at Chelsea and Liverpool adopted, with the England intercontinental investing most of the 2011/ 12 time on bank loan at Lille.
If the shift to Villa Park goes by, Cole will develop into the second participant to sign for Villa during the shut time, soon after defender Philippe Senderosjoined on Thursday soon after currently being produced by Fulham.
Cole introduced at the end of the year that he would be leaving the Hammers and was preserving an open up mind regarding his long term possibilities.
He said at the time: "My romantic relationship with West Ham is excellent, but clearly it did not get the job done in the direction of the conclude of this period and I did not play adequate.
"So, I am just going to acquire my time about the summertime and locate the correct suit.
"At this stage of my job, funds are not significant for me. I want to delight in my football, I want to compete and I just want to engage in additional."