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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 19:38

EFL clubs in favour of closing summer transfer window early

EFL clubs have indicated they are in favour of an early closure to the summer transfer window from next season.

The decision was taken following a summit of all 72 clubs on Thursday, and will be subject to further discussions before it is put to a formal vote in February.

The EFL is set to follow the Premier League after its clubs agreed to close the window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season earlier this month.

The EFL’s proposal however, would continue to allow the signing of players on loan until August 31.

The indication by the EFL teams to introduce a shorter window for player transfers follows debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players with activity still ongoing once the season has started.

“Today was all about understanding a direction of travel in what is a hugely emotive matter, not only for clubs and managers but supporters as well,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

“The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.”

The 72 clubs also discussed, and opted against, using more than three substitutes during a match, but they will next year vote on a change of policy regarding the fielding of full-strength teams in the closing stages of a season.

A statement from the EFL read: “Clubs were asked to support the implementation of guidance on the following basis: ‘From the fourth Thursday in March, any team sheet for a League game should include at least 10 outfield players who featured on the team sheet for the League game before.’

“Clubs indicated they were in support of amending the policy guidance and a formal vote will now take place at the February Club Meeting.”

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 21 Sep 15:20

Jack Grealish back in training as Aston Villa prepare to host Nottingham Forest

Aston Villa Nottingham Forest ESPN3 4:30 PM UTC Game Details Home: 3/4  Draw: 13/5  Away: 19/4  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has returned to light training but is still weeks away from a first-team return.The midfielder suffered kidney damage following a freak collision during Villa's pre-season friendly against Watford in July.Henri Lansbury will be assessed ahead of the visit of former club Nottingham Forest after the 26-year-old was forced off in Tuesday's 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Middlesbrough with a knee injury.Striker Scott Hogan (ankle) is also a doubt but Gabby Agbonlahor could be back...

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 11:21

Paper Talk: Man Utd, Arsenal in Goretzka fight; Mahrez gets warning

Manchester United and Arsenal have entered the race to sign a Schalke midfielder, while PSG striker Edinson Cavani is a target for two Premier League sides, according to Thursday’s newspapers.

PREM DUO ENTER RACE FOR SCHALKE MAN

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs keen to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka.

The midfielder is regarded as one of the best young talents in German football after helping the national team lift the Confederations Cup this summer.

As a result, both Liverpool and Manchester City were spoken of as potential destinations for Goretzka, who instead opted to stay in the Bundesliga.

However, the 22-year-old will be out of contract next summer and according to the Daily Express, United and Arsenal have now entered the race for the player.

It is rumoured though that Goretzka prefers a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, with reports on Wednesday suggesting that Barca were at the front of the queue for the player.

The Catalan giants view Goretzka as a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, while Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel recently said he hopes to have the player’s future sorted by the time the transfer window opens again in January.

“I’d like to think that by the winter break we will have clarity,” he said.

AND THE REST

Manchester City are closing in on a new deal for Fernandinho, despite negotiations taking longer than expected (The Sun)

Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are planning a swoop for Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has ruled out big-money move to French club Paris St-Germain (Daily Express)

Arsenal could make a fresh move for Raheem Sterling in January, with Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester City in exchange (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head in a battle to land 17-year-old German midfielder David Philipp from Werder Bremen (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fulham’s 16-year-old midfielder Matt O’Riley (Daily Mirror)

Demarai Gray has warned Riyad Mahrez that he is ready to replace him in Leicester’s starting line-up (Daily Mirror)

Fernando Llorente has pleaded for time to settle before Tottenham fans judge him (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a major boost with £26m centre-back Mamadou Sakho set for Premier League action for the first time this season (Daily Express)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig’s 18-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano (Daily Star)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to sign Graham Dorrans for Swansea as he prepares to face the Rangers star in the first derby showdown of the season (Daily Record)

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ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 20 Sep 13:34

Chelsea's Willian expresses gratitude to John Terry for signed shirt

If the memories of playing alongside John Terry for four seasons weren't enough for Willian, the Chelsea forward now has something else he can appreciate. Terry, the longtime Chelsea captain now playing for Aston Villa, was in attendance for his former team's draw against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. He signed a shirt for Willian, who expressed his gratitude for the gift by posting a heartfelt response on Instagram. In the last days I have had the honor of receiving this beautiful gift from my friend, the legend @johnterry.26. John, thank you very much for this gift and for the beautiful message. It has been a great pleasure to be a team mate of one of the greatest defenders in the world and, above all, an example of a professional football player. In those 4 years that we've been working together I've learned a lot from you and it's a real pride to be able to say that I played with you. All the happiness in the world in your career and in your life, my friend! Nos últimos dias tive a honra de receber esse belo presente do meu amigo, a lenda @johnterry.26 . . John, muito obrigado pelo presente e pela bonita mensagem. . Foi um enorme prazer poder ser companheiro de clube de um dos maiores zagueiros do mundo e acima de tudo um exemplo de profissional, um grande ídolo do futebol. . Nesses 4 anos que estivemos trabalhando juntos eu aprendi muita coisa com você e é um orgulho poder dizer que joguei ao seu lado. . Toda a felicidade do mundo em sua carreira e na sua vida. #johnterry #legend #myfriend #thankyou #gift #CFC #johnterry26 A post shared by Willian Borges Da Silva (@willianborges88) on Sep 19, 2017 at 8:01am PDT The Brazil international's admiration for Terry, who left the club in July...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Sep 23:47

EFL Cup Matches LIVE: Leicester vs Liverpool plus the rest

Leicester City dumped out Liverpool in the third round of the League Cup with a 2-0 win, while Dele Alli helped Tottenham Hotspur to a narrow victory over Barnsley at Wembley Stadium.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 19 Sep 23:14

Bamford bags brace as Boro beat Villa in League Cup

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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Sep 22:48

Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough: Patrick Bamford scores two

The former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest striker proved a troublesome opponent for Villa's skipper Tommy Elphick, who was sent off in the 58th minute for a foul on Bamford which conceded a penalty.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 19 Sep 10:44

Patrick Bamford brace guides Middlesbrough into fourth round

Aston Villa Middlesbrough 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Patrick Bamford guided Middlesbrough into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with two second half goals to earn a 2-0 away win over 10-man Aston Villa. The former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest striker proved a troublesome opponent for Villa's skipper Tommy Elphick, who was sent off in the 58th minute for a foul on Bamford which conceded a penalty. Bamford converted the spot kick and sealed Villa's fate nine minutes later with another goal to produce Boro's first League Cup win over the Midland club...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Sep 23:33

Sportsmail picks 10 stars to watch in Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup third round may not see many supporters' imagination run wild but for those on the fringes of Premier League sides, it is an opportunity to impress.

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 18 Sep 17:00

Mile Jedinak back for Australia to face Syria in 2018 AFC World Cup playoff

Mile Jedinak returns to Australia's squad set to face Syria, while Nikita Ruka Rukavytsya rejoins after a 3-year absence. Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview next month's World Cup qualifying playoff between Syria and Australia. Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier. Tomi Juric was on the scoresheet as Australia now are made to wait over their 2018 World Cup hopes. Australia's Tomi Juric feels his side could have easily won by five goals and now anxiously await Japan's result. Captain Mile Jedinak has been recalled by head coach Ange Postecoglou for Australia's 2018 AFC World Cup playoff against Syria next month. The Aston Villa midfielder missed the Socceroos' latest qualifiers against Japan and Thailand, as well as June's Confederations Cup, due to a groin injury. But he made his comeback for the English second-tier side last week, and has been rewarded with a place in a 30-man preliminary squad announced on Tuesday. Syria Australia ESPN3 12:00 PM UTC Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Postecoglou retained 22 of 23 players named for...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Sep 11:30

Bookie apologies for offering odds on Ugo Ehioguas boss

Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of Birmingham, following the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp.

Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 18 Sep 11:21

Paper Talk: Fabregas admission; Spurs, Palace fight for prolific forward

Tottenham have joined the race to sign a £17.5million-rated Besiktas striker, while Everton are chasing a player from Montevideo side Liverpool FC, all in Monday’s papers. 

 

TOTTENHAM TARGET BESIKTAS HITMAN

Tottenham have reportedly joined Newcastle and Crystal Palace in monitoring £17.5m rated Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

The 26-year-old was the subject of interest from Palace and Newcastle towards the end of the summer transfer window, with the Eagles said to offered €13.5m for the forward.

The Turkish giants are said to be holding out for nearer to £17.5m for the player, who was on target in the Champions League win over FC Porto last week.

Tosun, who scored an impressive 27 goals last season as Besiktas retained their domestic title, actually revealed interest in his services last month, according to the report in the Daily Mail.

He told Turkish Football: “Crystal Palace offered €13.5 million on transfer deadline day.

“Had they made the bid a week earlier I would be playing in the Premier league right now.

“I would only leave Besiktas if I made my club money and if the circumstances are right.

“Now I’m focused on winning my third consecutive league title, playing Champions League football and focusing on international football.”

AND THE REST

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal passed up on the opportunity to re-sign him when he returned to England from Barcelona in 2014 (Metro)

Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria and Lucas Moura could all be heading out the Paris Saint-Germain door in January, according to reports (The Sun)

Man City are interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, as Pep Guardiola is keen on being reunited in January (The Sun)

Everton have stepped up their interest in Uruguay youngster Federico Martinez – who plays for Liverpool FC in Montevideo (The Sun)

Antonio Conte could give Eden Hazard his first start since breaking his ankle last season in the Carabao Cup match against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday (The Sun)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is selling his cars as he looks to move to Spain (The Sun)

Pep Guardiola insists his side can’t match title-holders Chelsea but admits they are improving (The Sun)

Ronald Koeman is fuming at Jose Mourinho for putting pressure on the Everton boss to finish in the top four (The Sun)

Antonio Conte refused to condemn David Luiz’s horror tackle on Sead Kolasinac that earned Chelsea their fourth red card of the season (The Sun)

Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried by Dele Alli’s loss of form (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho believes Wayne Rooney will return to Old Trafford in the future after the Manchester United legend’s first game against his former side since returning to Everton over the summer (Daily Mirror)

Leicester expect to tie down Demarai Gray on a new improved long-term contract this week (Daily Mirror)

Paul Pogba will undergo further scans this week to determine the full extent of his hamstring injury (Daily Mirror)

Ronald Koeman admitted Everton are in crisis after a third straight Premier League defeat saw them slip into the bottom three (Daily Mirror)

Two of Jose Mourinho’s scouts were sent to watch Saul Niguez and Radja Nainggolan in the hopes of finding a possible replacement for Michael Carrick (Daily Star)

Manchester City will open talks with Kevin De Bruyne over a new contract which could see the Belgium international almost double his £6m a year wages (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain could sensationally run out of Neymar shirts after hitting record-high sales (Daily Mail)

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown hasn’t ruled out signing another contract extension at the age of 34 despite only penning a new two-year deal last week (Daily Record)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson calls on his players to die for the cause to avoid Premier League relegation (Daily Mail)

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Aston Villa – teamtalk.com 18 Sep 11:07

Paddy Power apologises after offering odds on late Ugo Ehiogu

Paddy Power has apologised after it allowed customers to bet on the late Ugo Ehiogu becoming a manager.

The Irish firm briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender taking charge of rivals Birmingham, following the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp on Saturday.

Ehiogu, who also played for Middlesbrough and Rangers, died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest on April 20 at Tottenham’s training ground, where he worked as a coach with their under-23 side.

The likes of former England manager Sam Allardyce and ex-Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer were included in the market at odds of 33/1.

Other options were long-serving Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (275/1) and veteran Birmingham rocker Ozzy Osbourne (2,500/1).

Ehiogu’s inclusion provoked anger on social media.

Tom Wainwright said it was “sick” that punters could bet on the former centre-back, while David Kelly said it was “pretty poor taste”.

Matt Zarb-Cousin, from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling and a former spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn, said he hoped it was “a mistake not a joke”.

Replying to Twitter users individually, Paddy Power said it was “a genuine error, which was removed as soon as we realised. Apologies”.

The company later issued a statement to the Press Association, adding: “This was a genuine error, a trader re-used an old market as a template for this one, and didn’t notice that Mr Ehiogu was included.

Paddy Power offering odds of 66:1 for Ugo Ehiogu to be next #bcfc manager is pretty poor taste 😕 #avfc #boro pic.twitter.com/tFtBxsmTqp

— David Kelly (@David_DK_Kelly) September 17, 2017

“Obviously, that was a mistake, one which was rectified as soon as it was spotted, within minutes.”

A spokesman said customers were able to put money on Ehiogu for “less than five minutes” before the error was discovered, adding that nobody actually placed that particular bet.

He added: “We would like to apologise to Mr Ehiogu’s family if they did see the tweet.

“It was obviously a mistake and no offence was meant.”

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Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Sep 01:28

Conor Hourihane's reveals his 1 - 11: Keane, Terry, Oasis

Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder CONOR HOURIHANE, who is the club’s top scorer this season, on facing Ross Barkley and why John Terry is the best he’s played with...

ESPN FC - Aston Villa News 16 Sep 20:58

Barnsley 0-3 Aston Villa

Barnsley Aston Villa 0 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Two goals from Albert Adomah and a first professional goal for Keinan Davis gave Aston Villa a first win in five matches as they defeated Barnsley 3-0.Spirits were high at Oakwell as the Reds celebrated their 130th anniversary in front of 14,600 fans.It was the home side who had the first clear-cut chance when full-back Jason McCarthy made a strong run into the box but had his shot well blocked by the sliding John Terry.Moments later, Robert Snodgrass stormed down the right-hand side, cut inside...

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Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

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