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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 10 Dec 01:49

Aston Villa players visit soup kitchen in Birmingham as they spread festive cheer ahead of Wigan at home

Aston Villa's players sacrificed their Friday evening to visit a soup kitchen in Birmingham and spread some festive cheer. Villa host Wigan in the Championship on Saturday.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 9 Dec 12:42

Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 9 Dec 11:11

Ross McCormack returns for Aston Villa

Aston Villa Wigan Athletic 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 8/11  Draw: 11/4  Away: 9/2  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats Aston Villa have striker Ross McCormack available to face Wigan after an ankle injury. But Steve Bruce will be without defender Nathan Baker (groin) and goalkeeper Mark Bunn (knee) as Villa aim to recover from last week's 2-0 defeat to Leeds. Defender Ritchie De Laet is out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury shortly after his summer arrival from Leicester. Stevie Nicol predicts some of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League, but will Man United down Spurs? Micah Richards continues to battle a calf injury while Mile Jedinak has escape suspension as his fifth booking of the season...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 8 Dec 19:42

Villa and Foxes in abuse inquiry

Aston Villa and Leicester City are likely to be investigated by the Football Association in its inquiry into historical child sex abuse.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 8 Dec 18:18

West Ham vs Manchester City to be shown Friday night on BBC with Manchester United vs Reading on BT Sport in FA Cup third-round TV games

West Ham entertain Premier League rivals Manchester City at the London Stadium on Friday, January 6 at 7.55pm - with the match scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 5 Dec 23:30

Ross McCormack must convince Steve Bruce he still has a future at Aston Villa

The Scotland international only joined in the summer from Fulham for £12million but has been left out in recent weeks by manager Steve Bruce and last started for Villa on November 5.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 3 Dec 20:49

Leeds United 2-0 Aston Villa

Kemar Roofe scores his first Leeds United goal as the play-off-chasing Whites end Aston Villa's seven-game unbeaten run.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 3 Dec 20:48

Leeds up to fourth as Kemar Roofe breaks his duck against Aston Villa

Kemar Roofe netted his first goal for Leeds as Garry Monk’s side moved up to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Elland Road.

The 23-year-old, who hit the post during the midweek EFL Cup defeat at Liverpool, went one better here to end his 22-game goal drought since joining the Whites from Oxford for £3million in the summer.

Roofe brought a scrappy game to life by heading home in the 68th minute before Chris Wood netted his 13th goal of the season at the death to give Leeds a win, their fifth in seven home matches, that underlines their promotion credentials this season.

The defeat for Villa was their first in eight games since former Hull boss Steve Bruce replaced the sacked Roberto Di Matteo in October.

After a slow first 20 minutes, chances start to arrive as Villa top-scorer Jonathan Kodjia fired over from the edge of the box following a poor Kyle Bartley headed clearance.

Referee Peter Bankes was unmoved when Albert Adomah went down under the sliding challenge of goalkeeper Rob Green, who was slow off his line, before Roofe shot into the side netting as Leeds broke.

Pontus Jansson, returning to the side following illness, missed a glorious opportunity in the 29th minute, heading over unmarked in the area.

The central defender was then forced into action at the other end, preventing Gary Gardner from shooting at goal after another mistake, this time when Souleymane Doukara was robbed in midfield.

Adomah should have broke the deadlock seven minutes after half-time but, after walking through the Leeds defence, the former Middlesbrough winger side-footed wide with just Green to beat.

Green was then forced to parry an Ashley Westwood half-volley as the hosts continued to concede possession.

Villa were made to pay for missed chances when Roofe headed in Doukara’s quality inswinging cross at the near post with 23 minutes remaining to take the roof off a packed Elland Road.

Roofe then had a shot blocked on the edge of the area as Leeds pushed for a second.

Villa, without former Leeds striker Ross McCormack due to injury, lacked the quality in the final third to steal an equaliser.

Pierluigi Gollini denied Wood with a fine save following an excellent cross from Charlie Taylor, who was a constant threat down the left, but the striker turned the ball in from close range minutes later after Hadi Sacko broke at pace and saw his shot saved by the goalkeeper.

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 3 Dec 20:40

Leeds United 2-0 Aston Villa

Leeds United Aston Villa 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Kemar Roofe netted his first goal for Leeds as Garry Monk's side moved up to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Elland Road.The 23-year-old, who hit the post during the midweek EFL Cup defeat at Liverpool, went one better here to end his 22-game goal drought since joining the Whites from Oxford for £3million in the summer.Roofe brought a scrappy game to life by heading home in the 68th minute before Chris Wood netted his 13th goal of the season at the death...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 3 Dec 20:14

Jordan Rhodes interesting Burnley, Hull and Celtic after Aitor Karanka confirms he can leave

Burnley and Hull City are both keen on the 26-year-old goalscorer while Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City, Brighton, Derby and Celtic have also expressed interest.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 3 Dec 13:31

Pontus Jansson back to bolster Leeds? back-line

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson returns to contention for the home game against Aston Villa following illness.

The Sweden international missed the midweek EFL Cup defeat at Liverpool and was suspended for last week’s win at Rotherham.

Fellow defender Liam Cooper is hoping to overcome an ankle knock which forced him off at half-time at Anfield and midfielder Eunan O’Kane (groin) is expected to be fit after being withdrawn from the cup tie as a precaution.

Midfielders Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) and Liam Bridcutt (foot) both remain sidelined as Leeds chase their fifth win in six league games.

Villa have doubts over Nathan Baker and Ross McCormack ahead of the trip.

Defender Baker is suffering from a groin problem while McCormack is struggling to recover from an ankle injury.

Ritchie De Laet is out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury in September following his summer move from Leicester.

Micah Richards continues to battle a calf injury while Tommy Elphick and Mile Jedinak will hope to avoid a fifth yellow card of the season and automatic one-match bans.

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 3 Dec 13:16

Steve Bruce keen to maintain Aston Villa?s momentum at Leeds

Leeds against Aston Villa used to be a mouthwatering Premier League tussle, now 12 years on the two clubs are set to contest Championship points.

The sides last met in 2004, the year Leeds were relegated from the top flight. The Whites have suffered a long and arduous time in attempting to get back, even slipping down to League One, but there are signs under Garry Monk that maybe that exile could be about to end.

Villa joined them in the second tier following their relegation last term and will be hoping their return is much more immediate.

Steve Bruce has been charged with getting Villa back up at the first time of asking and the unbeaten run since his arrival in October has rejuvenated the club and propelled them up the table. And he is keen to keep the momentum going and send out a warning to the rest of the Championship.

“Any time you go away from home and you can get some sort of result it sends out a message,” said Bruce at his pre-match press conference.

“Our home form is rock solid. If we can go and produce a performance there – and we’re quietly confident that we’re capable of doing that – then yes. We’ve played well of late.

“Let’s hope we can keep it going. A club of this stature has got to be looking to make a challenge.”

Four wins in the last five league matches has seen Leeds climb into the play-off places but Monk is not getting carried away.

He told the club’s official website: “It’s obviously great to be in and around there up in the league, it shows what we are doing is right. But our focus isn’t really that. We have been consistent with our quality and performances and we need to be at our maximum again on Saturday evening, that’s the focus.”

Second-placed Brighton travel to second-from-bottom Cardiff looking to extend their 10-game unbeaten league run.

Reading will be looking to capitalise on any slip-up with a fifth straight win at Fulham while Birmingham, unbeaten in four matches, travel to face a Barnsley side who have not won at Oakwell since August.

Early-season pace-setters Huddersfield are hanging on to the last play-off spot after no win in four games, losing three, and they are away at a Blackburn team buoyed by back-to-back victories.

Just outside the top six, Sheffield Wednesday will look for successive wins for the first time since September at home to Preston and Norwich, on a five-match losing streak, are attempting to win for the first time in seven Championship outings at home to Brentford.

Four straight victories have seen Derby climb up to ninth place and they travel to struggling Wigan while a big game towards the bottom of the table sees basement club Rotherham, without a manager after Kenny Jackett left this week, travel to Burton.

Bristol City will try to halt a three-game losing run against Ipswich in their mid-table clash at Ashton Gate.

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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 3 Dec 11:05

Dr Tony Xia claims Aston Villa will be Europe's best within a decade... and warns Man Utd

Aston Villa chairman Dr Tony Xia believes the club can reach the pinnacle of European football within a decade and has warned the likes of Manchester United they need to adapt to modern football

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 2 Dec 12:57

Rumour Mill: Depay and Schneiderlin linked with United exits

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has left the door open for a return to Real Madrid, while Roma are in pole position to sign a Manchester United winger, according to Friday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has not ruled out a return to Real Madrid in the future (Marca)

Liverpool are set to miss out on Wales Under-19 midfielder Ethan Ampadu, with Arsenal favourites to sign the 16-year-old (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are interested in signing Crotone’s teen stopper Aniello Viscovo (Tuttomercatoweb)

Arsene Wenger has suggested that Arsenal have more than enough quality in midfield to cover for the loss of injured Santi Cazorla

Bournemouth

Garry Monk is looking to bring out-of-favour Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh (Sun)

Chelsea

Chelsea will hold off until the summer to make a £50m move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly because he will be on Senegal duty in the Africa Cup of Nations (Sun)

Crystal Palace

Roberto Mancini has joined ex-England boss Sam Allardyce in declaring an interest in taking over at Crystal Palace as the pressure intensifies on Alan Pardew (Daily Mirror)

Alan Pardew is pressing on with plans to identify possible signings at Crystal Palace in next month’s transfer window (Guardian)

Kenedy has had his season-loan spell at Watford cut short and has returned to Chelsea (WD Sport)

Everton

Everton are eyeing a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window and have drawn up a three-man shortlist to bolster their options (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona have edged ahead of Everton in the race for the signature of Ajax star defender Davinson Sanchez (Sun)

Everton and West Brom have launched a battle to sign Man United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Telegraph)

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Leicester

Former Leicester City target Jonathan Biabiany, looks set to leave Inter in January to join Torino (Tuttosport)



Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has said he is not looking to sell any member of the Liverpool first-team squad

Liverpool are set to miss out on Wales Under-19 midfielder Ethan Ampadu, with Arsenal favourites to sign the 16-year-old (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool are reportedly set to battle it out with Real Madrid for Valencia teenage striker Fran Navarro (SuperDeporte)

Liverpool and West Ham are keeping track of Dynamo Kiev’s Polish striker Lukasz Teodorczyk (Corriere dello Sport)

Rostov striker Sardar Azmoun has claimed he would consider a move to Liverpool (Daily Express)

Southampton manager Claude Puel has described reports linking Van Dijk with Liverpool in the January transfer window as “speculation and rumour” (TalkSPORT)

Liverpool are ready to resist renewed West Ham efforts to snatch Daniel Sturridge in the January window (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are told ‘it’s not worth the effort’ to bid for Christian Pulisic as Borussia Dortmund insist the starlet is staying at the club (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United striker Anthony Martial and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana (Daily Express)

Manchester City

Eliaquim Mangala must greatly improve his Valencia performances if they are to buy him for the agreed price of €30million in the summer (Marca)

Manchester City are believed to have targeted Southampton Virgil van Dijk and William Carvalho as they look to replace Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure (Daily Mail)

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, says he is unlikely to play again for Manchester City once his loan spell at Torino ends (Sky Sports)

Ajax strike sensation Kasper Dolberg, 19, is a January transfer target for Manchester City (Sun)

Manchester United

Memphis Depay: Unable to make United impact

Roma are closing in on Manchester United’s Memphis Depay (Corriere dello Sport)

Everton and West Brom have launched a battle to sign Man United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are due to make an inflated payment of €8.5million for Anthony Martial when he scores another four goals

Jose Mourinho is trying to coax Ivan Rakitic away from Barcelona to Manchester United in a £35m deal (Daily Star)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to spend heavily in the January transfer window, with strengthening the defence a priority (Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United striker Anthony Martial and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana (Daily Express)

Michael Carrick cannot think about the prospect of extending his playing career away from Manchester United

Middlesbrough

Brad Guzan is ready to call time on his short stay at Middlesbrough as he eyes a move home to join an MLS club (ClubCall)

Southampton

Manchester City are believed to have targeted Southampton Virgil van Dijk and William Carvalho as they look to replace Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure (Daily Mail)

Southampton manager Claude Puel has described reports linking Van Dijk with Liverpool in the January transfer window as “speculation and rumour” (TalkSPORT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel has described reports linking Van Dijk with Liverpool in the January transfer window as “speculation and rumour” (TalkSPORT)

Stoke

Mark Hughes says Xherdan Shaqiri is happy at Stoke, following disparaging comments from former Switzerland boss Ottmar Hitzfeld

Stoke City’s move for Nigeria’s top goalscorer in Europe, Olarenwaju Kayode, has been threatened by work permit issues (Own Goal Nigeria)

Swansea

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham made a mistake when they sold Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea

Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Rues missed chance for Swansea
Jan Vertonghen has signed a new long-term Tottenham contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2019

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham made a mistake when they sold Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea

Watford

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri insists striker Odion Ighalo, 27, remains part of his plans despite his poor start to the season (Express)

Kenedy has had his season-loan spell at Watford cut short and has returned to Chelsea (WD Sport)

West Brom

Everton and West Brom have launched a battle to sign Man United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham

Simone Zaza is one of five players West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will off-load in January (Tuttosport)

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 30 Nov 11:31

Manchester United's Sam Johnston a target for Wigan and Villa - sources

Sam Johnstone is behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Manchester United. Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is a loan target for Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Johnstone is third-choice goalkeeper at United, with David De Gea and Sergio Romero ahead of him, but manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the player. Mourinho gave him a new deal until 2018 last month but feels he would be best served by going out on loan to gain first-team experience. Former England youth international Johnstone came through the ranks...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 29 Nov 15:08

Villa must handle expectations - Bruce

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says his side must deal with the growing 'expectation' of being promotion contenders.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 28 Nov 11:00

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 26 Nov 20:04

Aston Villa 3-1 Cardiff City

Steve Bruce's unbeaten reign as Aston Villa manager continues with a home victory over Cardiff City.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 26 Nov 18:44

Aston Villa's resurgence under Steve Bruce continues with victory over Cardiff

Aston Villa Cardiff City 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Aston Villa continued their recent revival under Steve Bruce with an impressive 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Cardiff at Villa Park.Jonathan Kodjia headed home for his seventh goal of the season to restore Villa's lead six minutes before half-time after Rickie Lambert had cancelled out Albert Adomah's opener.Cardiff were reduced to 10 men in the 84th minute when Lee Peltier was sent off, and the hosts made sure of the points in the final minute when substitute Rudy Gestede converted a penalty...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 21 Nov 12:21

Aston Villa appoint Colin Calderwood as assistant manager

Colin Calderwood had been working as Chris Hughton's assistant at Brighton. Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Colin Calderwood as the club's new assistant manager. Former Villa defender Calderwood, 51, recently quit his role as assistant Chris Hughton at Brighton and has teamed up with Steve Bruce after the two clubs agreed a compensation package. "I'm delighted to bring Colin to the football club," Bruce told Villa's official website. "We've got an experienced guy and a good football man. It was important for me to get someone of his nous. "When I heard Colin...

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