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Dean Smith wants Villa re-union for former midfielder

New Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has identified former midfielder Barry Bannan as one of his top transfer targets for January. The former Villa academy player made 83 appearances for the club between 2008 and 2013 before when he moved to Crystal Palace on a 3 –year deal. His spell in South London though, was not a happy one, and ...

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Steve Bruce linked with speedy return to football

Former Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been linked with a speedy return to football, just weeks after being fired by the Birmingham side. Bruce who led his side to the Championship play-offs last season was dismissed at the start of October after presiding over a run of 9 games without a win, and was replaced at Villa Park by ...

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Micah Richards linked with surprise Villa recall

Forgotten man Micah Richards could have a future at Aston Villa under new manager Dean Smith. Once considered one of the brightest talents in the English game, Richards who joined Villa in June 2015, has not played for the senior side since October 2016, with his career blighted by a persistent knee injury.  His prolonged absence from his team saw ...

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New Twist in Aston Villa manager saga

A new twist in the ongoing saga over who is going to be the next Aston Villa manager has emerged, after news that Thierry Henry may be set to take over at Monaco. The 41 year-old former Arsenal star had emerged as favourite to take over the vacant Villa job, perhaps as part of a “dream team” with John Terry, ...

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David Moyes now favourite for the Villa job

Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes has been installed as favourite by the bookmakers to become the new manager of Aston Villa. That is according to The Daily Express who report that Moyes is in prime position to take over from Steve Bruce who was sacked on Wednesday, with leading bookmakers pricing him at 6/4. That is ahead ...

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Contenders line-up for the Villa job

Steve Bruce may just have left the hot seat at Villa Park, but already the field of contenders waiting to take his job is starting to swell. Bruce was sacked as manager on Wednesday after a disappointing start to the season, which has seen Villa flounder in mid-table in the Championship. The final straw was Tuesday’s home draw with bottom-side ...

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Aston Villa open talks with James Chester

Having tied Jack Grealish down to a new four-year deal, Aston Villa are now turning their attention to his team mate, James Chester. The 29-year old Welsh international is under contract until 2020, but Villa are keen to secure his long-term future at the club and, according to The Daily Telegraph, have opened talks with the player’s representatives about a ...

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Jack Grealish set to sign lucrative new deal

Jack Grealish is set to sign a new 5-year deal with Aston Villa. The news will cheer fans of the Midlands club but it is bad news for Tottenham because his new contract, according to The Daily Express will reportedly include a £60 million clause which is set to put a definitive end to their pursuit of the 23-year old ...

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James Collins set to join Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s long running hunt for an experienced central defender looks to be over with the news that James Collins is training with them and is set to join the club. Villa had been hoping to re-sign John Terry who had captained the side last season, but missed out on him when the former Chelsea captain flirted with a move ...

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Aston Villa eye Gary Cahill

Aston Villa are being linked with a move for Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year old started last season as club captain at Stamford Bridge but has gradually fallen down the pecking order in West London, and has not started a game yet this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri. Now, it is reported that Cahill could be ...

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