The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has been in sensational shape for the Bundesliga 2 leaders this time period, scoring 8 targets and offering 5 assists in 16 appearances.
According to German newsletter Kicker, Newcastle have despatched scouts to observe Drexler on a large number of events.
But it’s claimed Villa are a step forward with their hobby, having put out feelers for his products and services.
Championship competitors Cardiff City have additionally made tentative enquiries.
Drexler, beneath contract with Holstein Kiel till 2019, has admitted a transfer to the Bundesliga can be a “dream”.
“I would be lying if I did not say that,” he stated.
“It is almost definitely the dream of each and every footballer, and I am now additionally sufficiently old to realize how loopy it could be to play within the Bundesliga.
“Of route I concentrate to the whole lot. But at the present time I will be able to smartly consider staying right here for a long time.”
Drexler performed for Bayer Leverkusen, Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Greuther Furth and VfR Aalen earlier than becoming a member of Holstein Kiel.