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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Nov 02:09

John Terry shakes off injury blues with gym session

John Terry admits he hates being injured, but the veteran Aston Villa defender looks to be taking a proactive outlook on his recovery as he hit the gym for a big Monday session.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 18 Nov 18:25

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Aston Villa

Queens Park Rangers Aston Villa 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Albert Adomah scored twice for Aston Villa as they came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road.Adomah equalised with a penalty in the final seconds of the first half after Jamie Mackie's 18th-minute goal had put Rangers ahead.And the winger took his goal tally for the season to eight by scoring what turned out to be the winner 13 minutes into the second half.It clinched Villa's fourth victory in six away matches and condemned QPR to a second successive defeat.Steve Bruce's side fell behind after...

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 17 Nov 12:05

Paper Talk: Van Dijk green light for Liverpool; Man Utd step up bid for Spurs ace

Liverpool finally look set to land their top transfer target but it could cost them £70million, while Manchester United are ready to step up their bid for a Tottenham star, according to Friday’s papers.

LIVERPOOL GIVEN GREEN LIGHT FOR TOP TARGET

Southampton reportedly want £70million for Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk after Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino admitted he couldn’t guarantee the defender staying.

The Reds were forced to make an apology over the summer after Southampton complained about their pursuit of the Dutchman, who will face Liverpool this weekend.

However, Jurgen Klopp still believes that Van Dijk is the perfect signing to help Liverpool’s leaky defence and it would appear that their top target could finally be on the move, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.

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Speaking ahead of the trip to Anfield, Pellegrino spoke about Van Dijk’s situation: “I can’t control the market. You never know, because when we talk about money everybody has got a price.

“The budget is to sign players and the biggest teams have got money to try to sign players. I can’t decide about that. This is a question for our owners.

“Everybody is focused on their area, to try to bring the best players possible for their club. It is something that happens every single transfer window.

“We have got a lot of good players and most of the teams want to sign them.”

AND THE REST

Manchester United are set to offer Jose Mourinho a lucrative new contract to ward off PSG (Daily Mirror)

Leicester boss Claude Puel wants to add Hatem Ben Arfa to his squad in January (Daily Mirror)

Jose Mourinho will not be quitting Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain (The Sun)

Jose is plotting a move to rescue David Luiz from his Chelsea turmoil and take the Brazilian to Manchester United (Daily Express)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at Borussia Dortmund has been cast into doubt after he was suspended by the club for unspecified disciplinary reasons (The Sun)

Manchester United will up their chase for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in January (The Sun)

Everton and AC Milan are set to battle it out for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida (The Sun)

Emmanuel Adebayor says his family drove him to the brink of suicide (The Sun)

Paul Clement has been given a vote of confidence by Swansea’s co-owner Steve Kaplan (Daily Star)

Chris Coleman could be added to Sunderland’s list of managerial candidates as he continues to mull over his Wales future (Daily Star)

David Unsworth’s stint in caretaker charge of Everton shows no sign of ending as frustrations continue in their managerial search (Daily Express)

Manchester United are confident Jose Mourinho will remain with the club in the long term (Daily Mail)

Sporting Lisbon have told West Ham they could be open to offers of £28m for William Carvalho in January (Daily Express)

Winger Marcus Tavernier’s displays for Middlesbrough and England have caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs. The 18-year-old has drawn particular interest from Everton and Arsenal (Daily Mail)

Pep Guardiola has united the Manchester City dressing room by getting rid of cliques and going on regular team outings (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have no concerns that Jose Mourinho could leave next summer (The Guardian)

West Brom are set to make a move for Burnley defender Ben Mee if they lose Jonny Evans in January (Daily Telegraph)

The bill for Chelsea’s new stadium has risen to more than £1bn, double the original estimate and potentially making it the most expensive stadium in Europe (The Times)

Manchester United believe Jose Mourinho is hungry to win them the Premier League and will not leave next summer (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle could sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen for £9million

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has revealed he came close to joining Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day (Croydon Advertiser)

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 16 Nov 10:33

Paper Talk: Fellaini decision upsets Mourinho; Arsenal plot Dortmund raid

A Manchester United star has stunned the club by turning down a new contract offer, while Newcastle are chasing an Anderlecht defender, according to Thursday’s papers.

 

MAN UTD STAR TURNS DOWN NEW CONTRACT OFFER

Marouane Fellaini has reportedly left Jose Mourinho stunned by turning down a new Manchester United contract.

The Belgian midfielder will now be able to arrange a pre-contract with a foreign club in the New Year and leave Old Trafford on a free in the summer.

Suitors from Turkey are already lining up for the player, with Besiktas said to be the favourites to land the 29-year-old.

Fellaini’s decision is said to have shocked the club, particularly given his improvement under Mourinho.

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The midfielder currently earns around £120,00-a-week at Old Trafford but the new deal on offer is not thought to represent a big enough increase for Fellaini to consider staying, according to the report in The Sun.

As a free agent he will be able to demand a big pay increase and will also land a hefty signing-on fee.

AND THE REST

Arsenal are reportedly chasing Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand chief scout Sven Mislintat to replace Steve Rowley (The Sun)

Newcastle United are one of a number of English clubs interested in 28-year-old Senegal captain and Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji (Newcastle Chronicle)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are pushing for a place in Manchester United’s team against Newcastle this weekend (The Sun)

Chris Smalling, Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are not in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans (The Sun)

Sunderland will up their chase for Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill if Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom rejects the move (The Sun)

Real Betis believe they are close to signing Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere for free next summer (The Sun)

Ryan Shawcross is baffled why Chelsea allowed Kurt Zouma to leave on loan as he rates his Stoke team-mate “the ultimate defender” (The Sun)

Southampton’s Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie wants to rejoin his former club Feyenoord (The Sun)

West Brom are close to sacking manager Tony Pulis (Daily Star)

John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan, Jon Walters, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy are set to announce their Republic of Ireland retirement after failing to reach the World Cup finals (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho says he is bringing through young players at Manchester United and Scott McTominay is next on the list (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool now rival Arsenal for the most expensive Premier League ticket (Daily Mirror)

Everton have been forced to stick with David Unsworth after Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva said no to the role (Daily Mirror)

Everton have failed with a £10m move for Watford manager Marco Silva (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City defender Pablo Mari, 24, is wanted by a number of Premier League and Championship clubs in the January transfer window. The Spaniard is currently on loan in the Netherlands with NAC Breda (Daily Mail)

Pep Guardiola is open to extending his Manchester City contract beyond 2019 (Daily Mail)

Dele Alli’s family have spoken to Jorge Mendes about signing the player to Gestifute next year (Daily Mail)

RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg says he wants to concentrate on performing for the German club following reports that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to bring him to Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News)

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 16 Nov 09:54

Arsenal, Man Utd snubbed as striker signs Villa extension

Forward Keinan Davis has signed a new contract at Aston Villa until 2020.

The 19-year-old had reportedly attracted attention from West Brom, Bournemouth and Huddersfield as well as Arsenal and United, but has committed his future to Villa.

Davis has been a fixture in Steve Bruce’s squad this season, scoring twice in 14 games for the Sky Bet Championship side after making his debut in the FA Cup against Tottenham in January.

“It’s a great feeling to have signed a new contract,” he said.

“This is another milestone for me this season – I had my first start and my full league debut then an international call-up and this is another one.

“The hard work continues, now. I’ve got to keep working and reach that next milestone.”

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 15 Nov 11:54

Australia 3-1 Honduras: Jedinak seals World Cup 2018 spot

Mile Jedinak lead his Australia team to their fourth consecutive World Cup with a second half hat-trick against Honduras. He scored a free-kick and two penalties to seal Australia's place in Russia.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 14 Nov 10:27

Paper Talk: Rivals join Man Utd for Schalke forward; WBA?s 11m raid

Manchester City are considering a move for a long-term Manchester United target, while Tottenham are plotting a shock raid on Premier League neighbours Watford, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.

 

CITY CONSIDER MOVE FOR LONG-TERM MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET

Manchester City have joined the long list of admirers of Schalke forward Breel Embolo, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims City are keeping a close eye on the striker and had scouts check on his performances for Switzerland as they edged past Northern Ireland to reach the World Cup finals.

The report doesn’t specify when City might make the move, but it’s presumed they are keeping an eye on the market amid concerns Sergio Aguero is ready to quit the club at the end of the season and return to La Liga, possibly with Real Madrid.

City’s neighbours United have had a long-term interest in the striker and were close to making a bid on him during his days at Basel.

Embolo since went on to sign for Schalke, where he has just returned to action after suffering a serious knee injury early on last season.

 

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AND THE REST

Tottenham are interested in Watford’s Richarlison after just three months in English football (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Javier Mascherano in January (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale should return to the Premier League if it makes him happy, says Wales boss Chris Coleman (Daily Mirror)

A confident David Meyler says he can “only see one outcome” ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup play-off decider against Denmark (Daily Mirror)

England boss Gareth Southgate is ready to risk his job by gambling on giving “fearless” kids their chance in the senior squad (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are eyeing up a January raid on Trabzonspor for £11m-rated midfielder Okay Yokuslu (Daily Mirror)

Adrien Silva admits he was “disgusted” when he found out FIFA had blocked his deadline day move to Leicester City (The Sun)

Cardiff City are set to sign Venezuela defender Rolf Feltscher despite interest from MLS side LA Galaxy (The Sun)

Sunderland hope to have Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom installed as their new manager by the weekend (The Sun)

Atletico Madrid have contacted Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil about a sensational return to Spain next summer on a free transfer (The Sun)

Manchester United are interested in Argentine left-back Enzo Diaz, who plays for second division leaders Agropecuario (Daily Mail)

Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed his international retirement after Italy lost their World Cup play-off against Sweden

Basel are facing a race against time to have their pitch in shape for next week’s Champions League clash with Manchester United after the heavy rain before Switzerland took on Northern Ireland (Daily Mail)

West Brom have renewed their interest in Fenerbahce midfielder Josef de Souza after a summer deal fell through (Daily Mail)

Antoine Griezemann is expected to snub a move to Manchester United next summer and says it would be a dream to play for PSG (Daily Star)

Jonny Evans says the Northern Ireland squad would understand if manager Michael O’Neill leaves (Daily Star)

Gareth Southgate has backed Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to start firing for England (Daily Star)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would be welcomed back by Italy with open arms, according to Alessandro Del Piero (Daily Star)

Gus Poyet would be open to returning to Sunderland as manager, two-and-a-half years after being fired by the Sky Bet Championship club (Daily Star)

QPR will open contract talks with Nedum Onuoha in January to avoid losing the defender on a free next summer (Daily Star)

Scotland are ready to make Michael O’Neill a double-your-money offer to succeed Gordon Strachan (The Guardian)

Paul Pogba is close to returning for Manchester United but is unlikely to feature against Newcastle on Saturday (Daily Telegraph)

Rangers are interested in Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, 48, who is also a target for Scotland (Daily Telegraph)

Watford have rejected Everton’s request to talk to Marco Silva about their managerial vacancy (The Independent)

As well as being snubbed by Watford over their boss Silva, Everton have growing doubts over the possibility of securing Sam Allardyce on a shorter-term deal (The Times)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Liverpool’s Emre Can, with the 23-year-old midfielder’s contract set to expire at the end of this season (The Times)

Giampiero Ventura has resigned as Italy manager after the Azzurri failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup (The Independent)

St Johnstone are closing in on the signing of prolific Dundalk striker David McMillan (Daily Record)

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 13 Nov 11:30

Paper Talk: Trio keen as Sevilla star hints at Prem return; race for Utd ace

Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are all chasing a former Premier League midfielder, while United have named their price for out of favour defender Luke Shaw, according to Monday’s newspapers.

PREM TRIO ON ALERT AS SEVILLA STAR HINTS AT PREM RETURN

Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are all reportedly on alert after Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi hinted at a Premier League return.

The French midfielder only signed a one-year extension with Sevilla in January until 2020 but the former Stoke star has a buy-out clause that has led to continued talk of a return to England, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

The 28-year-old has proved to be a big hit since moving to Spain in a £7million deal in 2015, but the box-to-box midfielder has admitted that he misses life in the Premier League after making his international debut for France in the 2-0 win over Wales on Friday night.

N’Zonzi said: “I love the Premier League. I really like the Premier League, this is where I started at a good level. I had a great time there.

“I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I am fine at Sevilla, I feel good. I am used to it now. It is my third season so I am happy.”

Both United and Arsenal have been linked with N’Zonzi in the past but City’s interest is new, with Etihad chief Pep Guardiola perhaps seeing the former Blackburn star as a long-term successor to Yaya Toure at the heart of his midfield.

AND THE REST

Arsenal are close to signing Lyon star Nabil Fekir in a deal worth more than £60m (Daily Star)

Manchester United want to sell 22-year-old England left-back Luke Shaw for about £20m in January (The Times)

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, 27, is wanted by Italian sides Juventus, Napoli and Roma (Daily Mirror)

England have been told to forget about tempting away Wales youngsters Ethan Ampadu and David Brooks (Daily Star)

Michael O’Neill has refused to be drawn on his future after Northern Ireland’s World Cup agony (Daily Star)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema says Cristiano Ronaldo is more selfish than him (Daily Star)

Borussia Dortmund are targeting Liverpool midfielder Emre Can but face competition from Juventus (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, 31, says the club stopped him negotiating a move to Everton in the summer (Liverpool Echo)

Gareth Southgate has warned goalkeeper Joe Hart his World Cup place is under threat (The Sun)

Liverpool are willing to spend £5m to sign Wolves’ 17-year-old midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White in January (The Sun)

Alan Shearer says Danny Drinkwater has the wrong attitude and should not play for England again (The Sun)

Eric Dier reckons Ruben Loftus-Cheek could stay in the England squad as he is playing every week for Crystal Palace (The Sun)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will be a target for Borussia Dortmund if he fails to agree a new deal with the Merseyside club (The Sun)

England have received surprise backing from Germany if they make a bid to host the 2030 World Cup (Daily Mail)

Phil Foden is set for an England Under-21 call-up as the FA plan to fast-track the Manchester City midfielder (Daily Mail)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is not being lined up by the SFA for the vacant Scotland job (Daily Express)

Gareth Southgate is planning a mock penalty shoot-out at Wembley in a forthcoming friendly in a bid to end England’s penalty pain (The Guardian)

Jack Cork nearly missed his chance to finally make his England debut, as he was about to go on a family holiday to Dubai (Daily Telegraph)

Marcus Rashford has revealed he tried to emulate Brazil legend Ronaldo when he was growing up (Daily Telegraph)

Danny Drinkwater should be in with a shout of an England World Cup place, says former Leicester team-mate Jamie Vardy (Daily Telegraph)

Gareth Southgate has hinted he already knows his England squad for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia (Daily Telegraph)

Wales remain convinced that Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu will commit his senior international future to them despite his eligibility for England and reputation as one of the best teenage prospects in Britain (Daily Telegraph)

Mikael Lustig admits he would love to finish his career at Celtic (Daily Record)

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Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 8 Nov 18:53

Man City use Twitter 280 characters for Sergio Aguero goal

On Wednesday, a number of football clubs did the double, but not in the traditional sense. They took advantage of Twitter's new 280 character limit to engage in some social media banter.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 7 Nov 19:28

Ugo Ehiogu to be honoured at Football Black List awards

Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. Ugo Ehiogu's contribution to the game as an "excellent role model" will be acknowledged at the Football Black List celebration evening in London on Wednesday. The former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender died in April after suffering a heart attack at Tottenham's training centre, where he was the club's Under-23 coach. Only 44, Ehiogu's death was a huge shock to his many friends in football and came only a few weeks after he was given a One to Watch prize at the last Football Black...

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 7 Nov 12:22

Ex-Chelsea ace John Terry jets off to Dubai amid injury

The former Chelsea defender picked up a metatarsal injury during his club Aston Villa's game against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, the final game before the break.

Aston Villa News, Fixtures, Results, Gossip and Transfers | Mail Online 4 Nov 21:32

John Terry confirms metatarsal break on Instagram

John Terry has confirmed in an Instagram post that he has broken his fifth metatarsal during Aston Villa's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday today.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 4 Nov 18:26

Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Aston Villa Sheffield Wednesday 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Sheffield Wednesday tore up the form book to claim a shock 2-1 Championship win over Aston Villa and record only their second away victory of the season.Adam Reach set the visitors on their way with the opening goal after only 19 seconds and fellow former Middlesbrough man Jordan Rhodes made it two before the break.Chris Samba's last-minute reply was too little, too late for Villa, who also lost John Terry to injury.Steve Bruce's side went into the game with six wins from their previous eight games,...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 4 Nov 18:06

Villa 1-2 Sheff. Wednesday: Reach's stunner sets the tone

Adam Reach scored a goal of the season contender after just 30 seconds on route to a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 4 Nov 16:16

WATCH: Reach scores stunner for Sheffield Wednesday

Adam Reach's volley from long range put Sheffield Wednesday ahead over Aston Villa after just 20 seconds.

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

Villa wait on Terry contract offer

Aston Villa do not expect immediate progress in their bid to sign John Terry after making him a lucrative contract offer.

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

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 16 Jun 15:19

Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 2 Jun 13:26

Villa chief executive Wyness suspended

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is suspended from football activity for three weeks for social media misconduct.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 18 May 14:51

CEO Wyness dismisses Villa budget fears

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is confident of signing transfer targets within manager Steve Bruce's budget.

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