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Aston Villa ‚Äď 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell £30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.




Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s ¬£40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.




Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s ¬£20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”



Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at ¬£50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s ¬£143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions¬†(Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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Aston Villa ‚Äď 26 Jul 11:40

Exclusive: Three Champ sides rival Sunderland for Villa?s McCormack

Sunderland are hoping to follow up a deal for Lewis Grabban by landing Ross McCormack too – but they face major competition for the Scotland international, TEAMtalk understands.

Despite bringing McCormack in from the cold for pre-season training, Villa boss Steve Bruce has opted to move the 30-year-old on in order to try and free up his wages to bolster his own squad.

TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Sunderland‚Äôs move for Bournemouth‚Äôs Lewis Grabban on Tuesday ‚Äď and now we can confirm that Sunderland are desperate to try and strike a deal for McCormack.

However, we can also reveal that Sunderland face major competition for his signature with Reading, Derby County and Hull City also keen on landing him.

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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Jul 11:15

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout has medical at Fiorentina

Veretout, 24, joined Villa in 2015 from Nantes for £7million but spent last season on loan at St Etienne, and is now set to move to Italy.

Aston Villa ‚Äď 25 Jul 10:50

St Etienne frustrated as Villa star nears Fiorentina switch

Fiorentina are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout.

The 24-year-old Frenchman made 25 appearances for Villa after joining from Nantes in an £8million deal two years ago, but spent last season on loan at St Etienne following relegation from the Premier League.

And the former France Under-21 player now looks set to join the Viola, with the club tweeting a picture of him undergoing a medical.

French outfit St Etienne had been keen to make Veretout’s deal permanent, but sporting director¬†Dominique Rocheteau said in quotes reported by¬†¬†“We know him well as a man and a footballer, but frankly we were surprised and disappointed by his conduct.

“He didn’t respect the word he had given us and the agreement we had with him.

“His arrival had all been organised, but he then told us he wanted to go to Fiorentina.

“His choice is a sporting one. Now we’ve discovered that we weren’t his first choice.”


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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Jul 08:45

Aston Villa supporters 'attacked' at Dusseldorf pub

The British fans were in Dusseldorf for the Cup of Traditions tournament. Footage shows brawlers throwing chairs and tables - supposedly at supporters gathered inside the O'Reilly's pub.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 21:00

Sunderland begin talks with Aston Villa for Ross McCormack

30-year-old striker Ross McCormack will be allowed to leave Villa Park after manager Steve Bruce left him out of their pre-season trip to Germany.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 14:10

Thomas Sorensen retires aged 41 after Melbourne City stint

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement, aged 41. The former Denmark international played for Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke in the Premier League.

Aston Villa ‚Äď 23 Jul 12:47

Paper Talk: Spurs to offload flop; Chelsea chase Brazilian striker

Chelsea are trying to muscle in on a Brazilian striker, while two English clubs are still in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to the Sunday papers.



Liverpool and Man City are among four clubs left in race to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, according to a report in France

The Premier League pair are vying with Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the 18-year-old France striker, who blasted 26 goals for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

Le 10 Sport reports Arsenal are out of the race to sign Mbappe and Barcelona will only step up their interest if they lose Neymar to PSG.

The Sun reports Real Madrid will wrap up a £120million world-record move for the player in the next two week Рa report which seems like an educated guess.

Mbappe did cast doubt on his future earlier this month when he refused to confirm he would stay with Monaco.

He told Marca: “I don’t know if I will stay.”

Earlier this week¬†Monaco are threatened ¬†to report ‚Äúimportant‚ÄĚ European clubs to FIFA for making illegal approaches to Mbappe.



Chelsea are interested in Fluminense striker Richarlison, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Brazil U20 international was a target for  AC Milan and Manchester United, according to Calciomercato, but now Chelsea are set to swoop for the player.

Richarlison was understood to be heading to Ajax for £12million after verbally agreeing a five-year deal, but Chelsea are trying to muscle in on the 20-year-old.

The Brazilian only arrived at Fluminense last summer for £2million, signing a four-year deal, but he has been impressing in Brazilian and several European scouts have noted his progress.

Speaking to last week, his agent Renato Velasco said: “Yes, there is interest from a few clubs in your country.

“Inter and Sampdoria, yes, but not the Rossoneri, at least not right now. The truth is that he is ready to play for any club, big or small and there is a lot of speculation around him.

“He is talking about Italy, but also England and Holland.”



Barcelona are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is “comfortable” at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca’s interest. (ESPN FC)

Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are poised to take Ronald Koeman’s summer spending over ¬£130m by agreeing a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has jetted to America for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who is growing impatient with United’s lack of progress in the transfer market. (Star on Sunday)

PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain. (Standard)

Antonio Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence. (Sunday Mirror)

Conte also reveals that he did consider quitting Chelsea after being left shattered by their title-winning exploits.(Sunday Mirror)

West Brom are ready to move for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko and save his Premier League career. (Sun)

Manchester United are plotting a surprise swoop for Bolton’s England youth keeper Jake Turner. (Sun)

Juan Mata is keen to get his Manchester United future thrashed out, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Sun)

England international Harry Kane insists he would never quite Tottenham in search of a megabucks pay deal. (Sun)

Huddersfield have warned Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room as they seek to replace the outgoing Joel Robles. (Mail on Sunday)

Middlesbrough reject third West Brom bid for Ben Gibson worth £21m, with club determined to sell to a top-six club. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N’Diaye as they sweat over an injury to Cheikhou Kouyate. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo wants to head for the capital and spend the season on loan with Fulham. (Sun)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing a move for Swansea winger Wayne Routledge and Preston striker Jordan Hugill. (Sun)

Sunderland are set to make a shock raid on Blackburn Rovers for goalkeeper Jason Steele. (Sun)

Manchester City are paying a ¬£12m premium on Benjamin Mendy transfer after caving into Monaco’s demands.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Ashley Young could see out his Manchester United contract despite interest from Stoke. (Sunday Mirror)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his Arsenal contract stand-off is not to do with money as Liverpool and Chelsea remain keen on the England international. (Sunday Mirror)

Monaco approach Stoke for Giannelli Imbula as the French champions look for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s replacement.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes forward Cristiano Ronaldo “is going to stay” with the club after reports he wanted to leave Spain following tax fraud allegations. (Independent)

Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old. (Sunday Express)

The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, after missing out on Tottenham’s Eric Dier, 23. (Guardian)

United’s ¬£60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. (Don Balon)

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says winger Riyad Mahrez “could stay” following interest from Arsenal, Spurs and Roma for the 26-year-old. (Leicester Mercury)

Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal. (Sun)

Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy. (Independent)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another “one or two quality players” to the club before the end of the transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba. (Sun)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, hopes the club will bring in a few more defenders this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa’s decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair. (Birmingham Mail)

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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Jul 23:17

Aston Villa sign former Blackburn defender Chris Samba

Aston Villa have signed defender Chris Samba on a one-year deal.

Aston Villa ‚Äď 20 Jul 12:51

Whelan outlines targets as midfielder joins Villa in £1.25m deal

Aston Villa have signed Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan in a deal which could rise to £2million.The 33-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Villa Park, bringing to an end his nine-year association with the Premier League side.

“I have enjoyed happy times at Stoke City but now is the time for a new football adventure ‚Äď and what a club to join in Aston Villa,” Whelan told Villa’s official club website.

“We may be in the Championship but everything about this club screams Premier League ‚Äď and it’s the job of the players to get us back up there.

“I am looking forward to working with Steve Bruce.¬†I know he has a phenomenal record in achieving promotion to the top flight and, having spoken to him at length, I am more than aware of how much he wants to get back there again with this great club.”

Villa have paid Stoke an initial £1.25million but the fee could rise to £2million with certain add-ons and clauses.

‚úćÔłŹ We are delighted to announce the signing of Glenn Whelan from @StokeCity

Full story ūüĎČ #AVFC

— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 20, 2017

Whelan made more than 330 appearances for Stoke after joining the club from Sheffield Wednesday for £500,000 in January 2008.

He helped the Potters clinch promotion to the Premier League during the 2008/09 season and was a mainstay in the team as Stoke went on to establish themselves in the top flight.

The Republic of Ireland international becomes the fourth new arrival at Villa this summer after the signings of Ahmed Elmohamady, John Terry and Sam Johnstone.

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 3 Jul 13:52

Ex-Chelsea captain John Terry joins Aston Villa on one-year contract

Steve Nicol suggests Steve Bruce was a key factor in John Terry joining Championship side Aston Villa. Former Chelsea captain John Terry has joined Championship club Aston Villa on a one-year contract. The news was confirmed shortly after Villa owner Dr. Tony Xia had tweeted: "Welcome JT to Birmingham city...Aston Villa!" Terry had attracted interest from Premier League clubs including Bournemouth, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion when it was confirmed he would leave Stamford Bridge after 22 years. The 36-year-old has instead decided to link up with Steve Bruce at Villa Park on a deal that will...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 30 Jun 21:53

Chelsea legend John Terry agrees to join Aston Villa for year - sources

Steve Nicol suggests Steve Bruce was a key factor in John Terry joining Championship side Aston Villa. All the day's juiciest transfer rumours, including John Terry, Leonardo Bonucci and Jack Wilshere. Former Chelsea captain John Terry has agreed to join Aston Villa, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. According to the sources, Terry has informed other interested clubs that he has decided to join Villa and the move is expected to be finalised over the weekend. Villa have been leading the chase for Terry with Steve Bruce keen to bring the former England star to Villa Park for next season. Terry is a free agent after leaving Chelsea once his contract expired at Stamford Bridge earlier...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 30 Jun 12:29

Why has Terry joined Aston Villa?

Steve Nicol suggests Steve Bruce was a key factor in John Terry joining Championship side Aston Villa.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 29 Jun 10:49

Transfer Rater: John Terry to Aston Villa, Marten de Roon to Man United

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. John Terry to Aston Villa A transfer target for both Aston Villa and Birmingham City, Terry looks set to choose the former. According to the Daily...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 23 Jun 19:53

Aston Villa not a step down for John Terry - ex-manager Tim Sherwood

Steve Nicol ranks the careers of the five footballers who will be retiring after the 2016-17 season. Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has told John Terry he will not be going to a smaller club if he heads for Villa Park. Villa is one of several possible destinations for the vastly-experienced and much-decorated defender as he contemplates life after Stamford Bridge. Speculation has been mounting about Terry joining Villa after he was pictured playing golf with manager Steve Bruce. One of Bruce's predecessors, Sherwood told Sky Sports HQ: "I think both would be married up very well. "John's...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 23 Jun 11:01

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

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Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

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