Aston Villa FCLatest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 27 Aug 18:17
Bristol City score three second-half goals as they come from behind to beat Aston Villa at Ashton GateESPN FC - Aston Villa News 27 Aug 18:13
Bristol City Aston Villa 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Tammy Abraham netted his fifth goal of the season as Bristol City came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in front of a sell-out 21,000 crowd at Ashton Gate.Jack Grealish fired the visitors in front in the fifth minute, connecting sweetly with a waist-high right-footed volley at the far post after Leandro Bacuna had crossed from the right.But just before the hour mark Lee Tomlin's curling shot from the edge of the box was only parried by Pierluigi Gollini into the path of Abraham, who controlled...Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 27 Aug 12:08
Cardiff City sign goalkeeper Ben Amos on loan from Bolton and left-back Joe Bennett from Aston Villa on a three-year deal.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 26 Aug 13:28
League One side Walsall sign Aston Villa's young Irish defender Kevin Toner on a five-month loan until January.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 25 Aug 18:50
League Two club Stevenage sign Aston Villa midfielder Henry Cowans on loan until January.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 24 Aug 14:31
French side St Etienne sign Newcastle's Henri Saivet and fellow midfielder Jordan Veretout from Aston Villa on loan.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 23 Aug 19:48
The ESPN FC panel discuss DeAndre Yedlin's reported move to Newcastle from Tottenham. The guys answer your tweets about Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and DeAndre Yedlin. United States defender DeAndre Yedlin has arrived in Newcastle ahead of a move from Tottenham. Sources close to the club told ESPN FC earlier on Tuesday that the Magpies are ready to compete with Sunderland and Aston Villa for Yedlin, and the Newcastle Chronicle published video of him arriving at the airport on Tyneside. The 23-year-old then attended Newcastle's EFL Cup match against Cheltenham Town. Multiple reports said the 23-year-old was also having a medical with Newcastle after...Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Aug 13:23
De Laet joins Villa for an undisclosed fee, having last season helped Leicester win the Premier League, while also being part of the Middlesbrough squad that won promotion to the top flight.Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Aug 12:45
The 23-year-old is ready to leave Spurs to secure first team football after a stint on loan at Sunderland last season. Newcastle want a replacement lined up for Â£8million-rated Daryl Janmaat.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 23 Aug 12:33
Ritchie De Laet has won promotion to the Premier League on two previous occasions. Aston Villa have completed the signing of Ritchie De Laet on a three-year deal from Leicester City. De Laet, 27, joins Villa for an undisclosed fee and becomes their seventh summer signing following Mile Jedinak, Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola, James Chester, Pierluigi Gollini and Tommy Elphick into the club. Roberto Di Matteo welcomed the defender's arrival, telling Villa's official website: "I'm pleased to have brought Ritchie to the Club. "He is another player who not only has Championship experience...Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Aug 01:15
Didier Drogba has moved swiftly to deny rumours that he is the big name forward linked with Aston Villa. Owner Tony Xia had announced that the club were closing in on aÂ 'world class' striker.Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Aug 17:37
Derby County have been dealt an injury blow with the news that defender Craig Forsyth has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is set for another lengthy absence.Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 22 Aug 16:04
Predict how much will be spent by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
TEAMtalk have teamed up with Sky Community to offer readers the chance to win a beer fridge, aÂ football shirt and a football, courtesy of Sky.Â Simply guess how much will be spent in the Premier League summer transfer window for a chance to claim one of these prizes.
The 2016 summer transfer window has already been notable for the world-record transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United for whopping Â£89.25million. Just think you could have seven or eight Pogba’s or buy Liverpool Football club, according to estimates over the weekend.
Despite summer cumulative transfer spending rising in the last four years, there are no guarantees this time around that theÂ current total of Â£791million will top last summer’s record Â£870million total.
Clubs went big and quickly, spending well over Â£100million more on new players in the first week of this year’s summer transfer window than they had at the same point last season, despite purchasing fewer players. But since then spending has slowed down and the likes of new boys Hull City are yet to spend a penny.
Premier League clubs broke the summer spending record last summer, up four per cent from the previous year withÂ Manchester City the biggest spenders, splashing outÂ Â£160m for new talent – a record for a single club.Â City have though topped that again this term with a new manager at the helm in Pep Guardiola, and they look set to add to their current Â£165million summer spend with the addition of a new goalkeeper before the 11pm deadline on Wednesday, August 31
Their quieter rivals from across the city, Manchester United, also have a new man in charge and Jose Mourinho has been flexing his muscle in the market with a spend of Â£157million to date. That figure could also rise with Mourinho looking at adding a defender to the star quartet he has already brought in at Old Trafford.
Sadio Mane has followed the well-trodden path from Southampton to Liverpool for a fee of Â£35million to help Liverpool to a spend of Â£65million, but they look in desperate need of a left-back to replace the ticking time-bomb that is Alberto Moreno. The Anfield club’s requirement is widely-known though, despite Jurgen Klopp’s attempts to convince us otherwise and his desire for the window to close, butÂ they may have to spend big to add defensive reinforcements.
The champions Leicester City have been modest in their acquisitions with just Â£37million being forked out to swell their ranks. Ahmed Musa at Â£16.5million is their biggest signing of the summer and he has shown already that he looks a perfect fit alongside Jamie Vardy and co.
Arsenal spent in excess of Â£30million earlier in the summer of Granit Xhaka to see their spending at just over the Â£44million, but there’s almost certainly set to be one more new arrival before the deadline. Gunners’ fans are calling for more new signings, but Arsene Wenger has a firm grip on the purse strings at The Emirates and multiple signings are not likely.
Their London rivals and last season’s fallen champions, Chelsea, have forked out Â£63.5million with new gaffer Antonio Conte spending half of that on Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. The Italian tactician could yet add to that with a new centre-back with Blues fans praying for big-money move for Giorgio Chiellini.
Everton, Sunderland and West BromÂ are looking for bodies in all positions, while West Ham need a striker or two and Tottenham want a winger.
All in all we could be primed for an exciting countdown to the deadline.
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Stiliyan Petrov said he wanted to spend time with his family. Stiliyan Petrov has said he will not return to football after Aston Villa opted not to give him a new deal. Petrov, who retired from playing after contracting leukaemia in 2013, had been training with Villa at their preseason camp in Austria as he targeted a return. But the 37-year-old former Bulgaria and Villa captain was not given a playing deal, although he was offered another role with the club. He told Kanal 3 television in Bulgaria: "There will be no comebacks. My return to professional football...Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Aug 12:47
Burnley beat Liverpool with just 19.4% possession... the lowest amount since Premier League records began
They say possession is nine tenths of the law but for Liverpool on Saturday afternoon that didn't matter as goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray saw Burnley win 2-0 at Turf Moor.ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 20 Aug 20:45
Derby County Aston Villa 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson denied his former club with a superb first-half save as Aston Villa had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw in front of 31,000 fans. The former Villa stopper tipped a Ross McCormack shot against the bar in a first half dominated by the visitors with Gary Gardner also striking the Derby woodwork. Derby were much better after the break and Tom Ince wasted a good chance as Nigel Pearson's side played out a goalless draw for the second Championship home game running. Villa's...Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 19 Aug 14:30
Out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott has decided against a move to Rangers following talks with the Scottish club.
Lescott visited Glasgow but it is understood he has told manager Mark Warburton that he does not want to move to Scotland for family reasons.
The 34-year-old, who has a young family, was available on a free transfer with Aston Villa prepared to pay a portion of his final year’s salary. The former Everton player has also been linked with a move to David Moyes’ Sunderland.
Warburton could now turn to Philippe Senderos in his search for a fourth centre-back. The 31-year-old former Arsenal defender is a free agent and has been training with the club this week.
Rangers are still on course to sign Preston striker Joe Garner in a Â£1.5million deal, but it is unlikely to be completed before Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Motherwell.
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Two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation following the death of Dalian Atkinson.
Former Aston Villa striker Atkinson died on Monday after being Tasered three times by police.
Independent Police Complaints Commission also confirmed on Thursday that the two officers have also been served gross misconductÂ notices.
The investigation will decide whether the decision to use force was justified and then whether the level of force was proportionate to Atkinsonâ€™s behaviour.
The IPCC commissioner Derrick Campbell said: â€œHaving carefully considered the evidence gathered so far, we are undertaking a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Atkinsonâ€™s death and the level and type of force used. Two police officers will be interviewed under criminal caution by IPCC investigators.
â€œAs this is a criminal investigation, the IPCC is limited in the amount of information which can be released into the public domain. I would ask people to be patient during the progress of our investigation and not to add to speculation about the circumstances of Mr Atkinsonâ€™s death. Speculation across the media as a whole can risk prejudice to the investigation process.
â€œWe will keep Mr Atkinsonâ€™s family updated and our thoughts remain with all of those affected by his death.â€�
In a statement the IPCC added: â€œTwo West Mercia Police officers have been advised they are under criminal investigation and are also being served with gross misconduct notices.
â€œA criminal investigation does not mean that criminal charges will necessarily follow.
â€œThe IPCC investigation is at an early stage, and the position will be kept under review as the investigation progresses.â€�
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Rangers are edging closer to completing their summer transfer business as they push ahead with moves for Joe Garner and Joleon Lescott.
Manager Mark Warburton held talks with Aston Villa defender Lescott, who is understood to be available on a free transfer with the relegated Midlands club keen to get him off their books.
And Preston manager Simon Grayson is resigned to losing Garner after the clubs agreed a fee of about Â£1.5million.
The 28-year-old striker was left out of Preston’s squad for their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat by Derby on Tuesday night, after which Grayson revealed he was due to leave for Glasgow.
Grayson said: ”I expect him to have a medical in the next 24 hours or so. I’ve said all along that we didn’t have to sell him or want to but when the bid came in it’s only fair to ask a player.
”Joe stressed all along that he wanted to pursue the option of going to Rangers. It’s disappointing but it’s Joe’s decision.”
Rangers also have former Arsenal centre-back Philippe Senderos training with them but Lescott is believed to be Warburton’s main defensive target.
The former England and Manchester City centre-back was once a team-mate of Rangers assistant boss David Weir at Everton. However, there are reports that the pair’s former Goodison Park manager, David Moyes, is keen to take Lescott to Sunderland.
Warburton, who has made nine summer signings so far, confirmed on Monday that Senderos was training with the club for a week. The 31-year-old – who has also played for AC Milan, Everton, Fulham, Valencia and Aston Villa on top of his seven-year stint with the Gunners – is available on a free transfer following his departure from Swiss club Grasshoppers.
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All the latest Premier League team news and injury concerns ahead of the opening weekend, with two Man Utd stars suspended but John Stones will make his Man City debut.
Hull v Leicester
KC Stadium, 12:45pm
Caretaker manager Mike Phelan has just 13 fit senior players to chose from ahead of the Tigers’ season-opener against Leicester at the KCOM Stadium.
Allan McGregor (back), Alex Bruce (Achilles), Moses Odubajo (knee) and Michael Dawson (knee) are all on the long-term injury list while Harry Maguire is a couple of weeks away from full fitness.
Jake Livermore is set to be asked to step in alongside Curtis Davies in central defence while winger Shaun Maloney has been passed fit.
Champions Leicester start the defence of their Premier League title without the suspended Robert Huth.
The defender is banned after his three-match sanction for tangling with Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini at the end of last season.
Matty James is available after missing the whole of last season’s title-winning campaign with a knee injury while record signing Ahmed Musa could make his debut after joining from CSKA Moscow for Â£16million. New boys Luis Hernandez, Bartosz Kapustka, Ron-Robert Zieler and Papy Mendy are also in the squad but Ritchie de Laet and Gokhan Inler will not be included having been told they can find new clubs.
Burnley v Swansea
Turf Moor, 3pm
Jon Flanagan will not be able to make his Burnley debut when last season’s Sky Bet Championship winners kick off their Premier League campaign.
The Liverpool loanee barely featured in pre-season for his parent club prior to his switch and Clarets boss Sean Dyche wants to see his conditioning improve before he thrusts him into action.
One full-back who may feature is Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward (hamstring) though striker Ashley Barnes, who is suffering from a similar problem, is unlikely to play in a game which could see Icelander Johann Berg Gudmundsson make his senior bow.
Record signing Borja Baston must wait for his Swansea debut.
Borja completed a club record Â£15.5million move from Atletico Madrid on Thursday, but Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin will not integrate the 23-year-old Spaniard into his squad until next week.
Gylfi Sigurdsson will be among the substitutes even though he has only just returned to training following Iceland’s summer exploits, while Wales defender Neil Taylor is not included as he builds up fitness after his post-Euro 2016 break.
Crystal Palace v West Brom
Selhurst Park, 3pm
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has insisted Yannick Bolasie will be included in the squad to face West Brom, saying the forward is in condition to play despite reports linking him with a transfer to Everton.
Of the south London club’s new signings, only Andros Townsend is expected to start in Saturday’s Premier League opener.
James Tomkins has a hamstring problem, while Saturday may prove too soon for Steve Mandanda – the goalkeeper made a late start to pre-season because of his involvement in France’s run to the final of Euro 2016.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis still has Saido Berahino available despite bids from Palace and Stoke being on the table.
James Morrison is still troubled by the hamstring injury he suffered in January which ruled him out for the end of last season while Chris Brunt is closing in on a recover from a serious knee injury, having missed Euro 2016, but is not yet fit.
Matty Phillips could make his West Brom debut after signing from QPR for Â£5.5million this summer but he remains the Baggies’ only summer signing so far.
Everton v Tottenham
Goodison Park, 3pm
New signing Ashley Williams is set to sit out Ronald Koeman’s first competitive game as Everton boss.
Koeman has said ahead of the Premier League campaign-opener that centre-back Williams, brought in from Swansea on Wednesday, will not be ready to make his debut for at least another week due to a late start to pre-season, and claims the Toffees in general are only on “70 per cent” of the fitness he wants.
Full-back Seamus Coleman (ankle) and striker Romelu Lukaku (heel) are doubts, but skipper Phil Jagielka is available to start in central defence after overcoming a hamstring problem, and two summer recruits are poised to make their bows in goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Victor Wanyama is set to make his Tottenham debut.
Wanyama, who joined Spurs from Southampton this summer, is likely to start at Goodison Park as fellow midfielder Mousa Dembele remains suspended.
Jan Vertonghen is also in contention. The central defender has recovered from an ankle injury sustained at Euro 2016.
Middlesbrough v Stoke
The Riverside Stadium, 3pm
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury problems as he prepares to send out his team for the first time in the Premier League.
Defenders Dani Ayala, who has recovered from a troublesome ankle injury, and Bernardo Espinosa have returned to training after minor knocks and are available.
That leaves only midfielder Grant Leadbitter (hernia surgery) and full-back James Husband (dislocated shoulder) missing for promoted Boro.
Glen Johnson is doubtful forÂ StokeÂ with a quadriceps injury.
Wales midfielder Joe Allen, the Â£13million summer signing from Liverpool, is in contention to make his debut while striker Marko Arnautovic (hamstring) and midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (leg) have been passed fit.
Forward Jon Walters is available after being eased through pre-season but midfielders Stephen Ireland (broken leg) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee) are long-term absentees.
Southampton v Watford
St Mary’s, 3pm
Southampton boss Claude Puel will be without Ryan Bertrand for his first Premier League game as his side face Watford at St Mary’s.
The 27-year-old left-back picked up a knee injury in training following his return from Euro 2016 with England.
Jose Fonte and Cedric Soares are doubts despite rejoining training but Virgil van Dijk has recovered from a knock.
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri will be without new signings Isaac Success and Brice Dja Djedje.
Djedje, a defender from Marseille, and striker Success, a record signing from Grenada, are struggling with foot and leg injuries respectively.
Valon Behrami and Adlene Guedioura are also doubts as they recover from recent injuries, but Craig Cathcart is expected to play despite a back issue.
Manchester City v Sunderland
The Etihad Stadium, 5:30pm
New signing John Stones is likely to go straight into the Manchester City side.
Fellow centre-back Nicolas Otamendi requires a fitness test after a tendon problem while captain Vincent Kompany (thigh) is sidelined and Eliaquim Mangala has lacked match fitness after his late return to training following Euro 2016.
Two other summer signings in Ilkay Gundogan (knee) and Leroy Sane (hamstring) are injured but striker Nolito and midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko could make debuts.
New signings Adnan Januzaj, Paddy McNair and Donald Love will go straight into the Sunderland squad.
Midfielder Januzaj, who completed a season-long loan move on Friday, will be joined in the travelling party by permanent signings McNair and Love, who are both defenders, although manager David Moyes has a decision to make over wantaway centre-half Lamine Kone.
However, the Scot will definitely be without Seb Larsson, who is facing up to six months on the sidelines following knee ligament surgery, while fellow midfielders Lee Cattermole (groin) and Jan Kirchhoff (hamstring) and full-back Billy Jones (hip) are also out.
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Dean Court, 1:30pm
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be without winger Junior Stanislas due to a hernia.
Tyrone Mings, who was ruled out of last season in his debut due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, is back in training and Howe is hopeful he could make an appearance in September.
The Cherries boss hinted that there are a “couple of niggles” in the squad but he believes they will not be a worry on Sunday.
Manchester United will be without suspended duo Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling for their trip to Bournemouth.
The Red Devils only found out on Wednesday that their Â£89million world record signing Pogba would be carrying a one-game ban over from the Coppa Italia final with Juventus.
Smalling is also banned following his sending off in the FA Cup final, but debuts are expected for Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Jesse Lingard is expected to recover from a knock he sustained in the Community Shield.
Arsenal v Liverpool
The Emirates, 4pm
Arsene Wenger faces a defensive shortage when Arsenal start their Premier League season.
Per Mertesacker (knee) and Gabriel (ankle) are missing while Laurent Koscielny has not played in pre-season after reaching the final of Euro 2016 with France.
Fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud is also likely to be missing while Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson (both knee) are also sidelined.
Liverpool may be without Daniel Sturridge and James Milner because of respective hip and heel injuries.
There could be debuts for Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip.
Chelsea v West Ham
Stamford Bridge, 8pm
Chelsea‘s Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante are standing by for their Premier League debuts in Monday’s season-opener against West Ham.
Marseille recruit Batshuayi and Leicester signing Kante are expected to be among the stars on show as new boss Antonio Conte leads the Blues into the new campaign at Stamford Bridge.
Kurt Zouma continues to be sidelined with long-term knee trouble, but Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns elsewhere.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has a number of decisions to make in regards to his team for Monday night’s Premier League opener at Chelsea.
He has already confirmed Dimitri Payet will not be fit to play the whole game after returning back to pre-season following his Euro 2016 exploits with France, while new signings Andre Ayew and Arthur Masuaku also need to prove their fitness if they are to make their debuts.
Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini (both knee) are definitely out but former Chelsea youngster Gokhan Tore (knee) is back in training.
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