Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • Man United eye Aston Villa star Christian Benteke

    Daily Star "The Aston Villa striker impressed United boss Louis van Gaal with his recent performance at Old Trafford. United have their striker department to address in the summer with the futures of Robin van Persie and on-loan Radamel Falcao in serious doubt. And starlet James Wilson is set to go out..." April 19

  • Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood ready to take Man Utd midfielder Tom Cleverley on permanent deal after loan

    The Telegraph "Tim Sherwood is poised to open talks with Tom Cleverley over a permanent deal in an effort to fight off competition from Everton. Sherwood, the Aston Villa manager, has identified Cleverley as an integral part of his rebuilding plans and will make the Manchester United midfielder an offer in..." April 15

  • Christian Benteke faces £15,000 pay cut if Aston Villa fail to avoid the drop

    Daily Mail "Christian Benteke faces a substantial pay cut if his goals are not enough to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League – but is set to attract interest should he continue his scoring streak. Whatever Villa's Premier League status this summer, Benteke's future will be discussed as his contract,..." April 09

  • QPR boss Chris Ramsey ready to sacrifice pints with friend and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

    Daily Mail "Friends and neighbours. For the next 48 hours, however, the pint will have to stay behind the bar as Chris Ramsey and Tim Sherwood go toe to toe in the scrap for survival. As far as QPR manager Ramsey is concerned, Sherwood’s Aston Villa are in no danger of tumbling out of the Barclays Premier..." April 06

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley takes the claret and blue injury list up to NINE players

    Birmingham Mail "The international break will give Tom Cleverley and Aston Villa's walking wound chance to rest and recover. That is certainly the wish of Villa boss Tim Sherwood anyway after seeing the on-loan midfielder join the casualty list. Cleverley hurt his groin during the 1-0 defeat to Swansea and..." March 23

  • Aston Villa are fired up under new boss Sherwood, Given tells talkSPORT

    talkSport "Sherwood claimed his first three points as Villans boss in Tuesday's Premier League derby victory over West Brom, and made it back-to-back wins over their local rivals in their FA Cup quarter-final clash at Villa Park on Saturday. Fans were made to sit through a turgid opening half, but Villa..." March 09

  • Aston Villa could face FA probe after fans invade pitch during win over West Brom

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa face a major FA inquiry, a substantial fine and the threat of a ground closure after West Bromwich Albion players appeared to be assaulted as the FA Cup quarter-final at Villa Park descended into chaos with an unrestrained pitch invasion joined by thousands of Villa fans. In..." March 08

  • Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa face West Brom test in dogfight for survival

    The Guardian "At the same time as the “Too little, too late, Lerner out” banner was being unfurled by Aston Villa supporters at St James’ Park late on Saturday afternoon, West Bromwich supporters were inadvertently reinforcing the message by triumphantly celebrating their latest success under Tony Pulis at The..." March 03

  • Tim Sherwood says Aston Villa need six wins after Newcastle defeat

    The Guardian "The sight of an evidently shocked Tim Sherwood prowling the technical area prompted a peculiar sense of deja vu. There seemed an uncanny symmetry with the spring of 2009 when Alan Shearer appeared on the same touchline and exhibited similarly disbelieving, exasperated and frustrated body..." March 02

  • Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Knight on trial at Watford

    talkSport "Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Zat Knight is on trial with Watford and hopes to secure a permanent deal with the Championship club. Knight is looking for a new challenge after finishing his contract with Colorado Rapids in the MLS. " February 27

  • Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert reveals why he turned down Aston Villa move

    Daily Mail "Rickie Lambert has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Aston Villa because he wasn't given enough time to think about it. The Midlands outfit attempted to sign the former Southampton forward on transfer deadline day in January in a bid to ease their troubles in front of goal. But..." February 18

  • Aston Villa in advanced talks with Tim Sherwood

    The Telegraph "Tim Sherwood is in advanced talks with Aston Villa and has emerged as the front runner to take over at the Premier League strugglers. Sherwood is a serious contender to succeed Paul Lambert and is closing in on the post after extensive negotiations with Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox. The..." February 14

  • Sources: Klinsmann rules out Villa job

    ESPN FC "United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not interested in the Aston Villa job, sources have told ESPN FC. Villa are searching for a new manager after Paul Lambert was dismissed in the wake of the weekend's 2-0 defeat to Hull City, which saw the club drop into the bottom three of the Premier..." February 13

  • Aston Villa SACK Paul Lambert after moving into Premier League relegation zone

    Daily Mail "A day after the Premier League’s £5.136billion TV deal raised the stakes, Aston Villa decided they could not afford the possibility of relegation. Villa finally sacked beleaguered manager Paul Lambert on Wednesday night after slipping into the drop zone following their dismal 2-0 defeat at Hull..." February 12

  • Aston Villa fans demand under-fire manager Paul Lambert gets sacked

    Metro "Aston Villa fans have stepped up their campaign to get under-pressure manager Paul Lambert sacked. The Villa boss was booed off by the away supporters after last night’s 2-0 defeat at Hull City – a result that saw the side drop into the Premier League’s relegation zone for the first time this..." February 11

  • Nemanja Matic hails 'decisive' win over Aston Villa as Chelsea move seven points clear

    The Express "But Nemanja Matic had no such inhibitions, insisting this victory as closest rivals Manchester City were drawing with Hull could prove to be a “decisive” step towards the title. The defensive midfielder spoke after Serbia teammate Branislav Ivanovic secured three points over struggling Villa..." February 09

  • Liverpool FC's Rickie Lambert rejects £5m transfer deadline day move to Aston Villa

    Liverpool Echo "Rickie Lambert is staying at Liverpool FC for the rest of the season after rejecting the chance to make a £5million move to Aston Villa on deadline day. The big frontman could have left Anfield in search of more game time but he has opted to stay and fight for his place. Having realised a..." February 03

  • Rickie Lambert subject of late £5m bid from Aston Villa

    The Telegraph "Aston Villa have launched a late move to sign Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert. Villa's manager Paul Lambert is making a bid of around £5million for the England international and could complete a surprise deal before tonight's deadline. Liverpool have rejected a number of inquiries from..." February 02

  • Aston Villa confident of signing Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair on loan with view to permanent transfer

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa are confident a deal can be done to bring in Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. Paul Lambert admitted last week the transfer looked 'dead' but talks have since been revived and a conclusion is edging closer. A loan switch until the end of the season with a view to a permanent..." January 29

  • Aston Villa team-mates were shocked when I signed deal

    The Guardian "Fabian Delph has admitted his Aston Villa team-mates were shocked to learn he had signed a new deal. The England midfielder has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract, which lasts until 2019. He was out of contract in the summer and had been linked with a move away from the Premier League..." January 27

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert claims £25m would only buy Christian Benteke's left boot

    Daily Star "Lambert is adamant that Villa will resist any attempt to lure away their star striker in the transfer window. The 24-year-old Belgian ace is not for sale even though owner Randy Lerner is looking to flog the club. Villa have scored an alarming 11 goals all season - the lowest tally of any..." January 21

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert warns Liverpool they will fight to keep Fabian Delph

    Daily Star "Brendan Rodgers heads a list of top clubs poised to try to get the 25-year-old out of Villa Park. Delph is out of contract in the summer and could go for nothing. He's holding out on a new £50,000-a-week deal sparking fears that a transfer window bid of around £8m could force the..." January 17

  • Man United flop Tom Cleverley to snub permanent Aston Villa move and join Everton instead

    Daily Star "The Manchester United midfielder is on a season-long loan at Villa Park after being told he has no long-term future at Old Trafford. The England star has made 17 appearances for Paul Lambert's men this season, with Villa keen to make the deal full-time in June. Villa are willing to meet..." January 08

  • Tottenham target Fabian Delph in £3million January deal as Aston Villa face losing ace on a free in summer

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham will test Aston Villa’s resolve by making a cut-price January bid for Fabian Delph. The England midfielder is out of contract in the summer and Villa fear he will walk away as a free agent with Liverpool and Spurs among the clubs chasing him. But White Hart Lane boss Mauricio..." January 06

  • Aston Villa fans' 'We want Lambert out' chants in dour FA Cup win over lowly Blackpool baffle boss

    Daily Mirror "Christian Benteke’s dramatic late winner spared Aston Villa more cup embarrassment after fans had earlier taken out their frustration on Paul Lambert. The boss had been subjected to calls of “We want Lambert out” as goal-shy Villa struggled to break down Blackpool in the second half before..." January 05

  • Aston Villa eye move for Fulham's Lasse Vigen Christensen as potential Fabian Delph replacement

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa are weighing up a January move for Fulham midfield starlet Lasse Vigen Christensen. The 20-year-old Dane has been in impressive form at Craven Cottage this season and is seen by Villa boss Paul Lambert as a potential replacement for Fabian Delph. The England midfielder, who saw..." December 29

  • Liverpool planning £15m double raid for Aston Villa pair Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar

    Daily Star "England midfielder Delph and Dutch defender Vlaar will both be free agents next June when their contracts expire. Villa boss Paul Lambert insists he has no plans to cash in on either player but Liverpool are ready to test that resolve. Kop boss Brendan Rodgers sees a cut-price swoop for..." December 28

  • Tottenham and Napoli interested in signing Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa face a battle to keep Aly Cissokho despite only signing him in the summer as Spurs and Napoli are now interested. The French left-back has impressed at the West Midlands club with his attacking ability and inswinging crossing. He is now on the radar of both Tottenham and Napoli..." December 22

  • Liverpool set to move for Fabian Delph in summer as Brendan Rodgers won't be given cash for January spree

    Daily Mail "Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to be given money to spend to boost his Liverpool squad in January - putting paid to his hopes of signing Fabian Delph. Liverpool remain in the mix for the Villa midfielder, with Tottenham also in the frame, but any deal will be a free transfer in the..." December 19

  • Aston Villa: Paul Lambert fears losing Fabian Delph in January transfer window

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert fails to rule out January exit for sought-after England midfielder who has yet to take up Villa's offer of a new deal as his contract runs out in summer. Paul Lambert fears he may lose prized asset Fabian Delph in January as the England midfielder’s contract..." November 29

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert defends decision to loan Darren Bent to Brighton

    Sky Sports "Villa have scored just six goals all season, with forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andi Weimann getting three each, but Lambert packed Bent off on loan to Championship side Brighton. Asked if Bent's career as a top-flight forward is over, the Scot said: "No, listen, I don't know. Darren wanted..." November 28

  • Aston Villa determined to reject bids for Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar in January

    The Telegraph "Randy Lerner is ready to resist any offers for Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar in the January transfer window. Lerner, the Aston Villa chairman, has assured Paul Lambert that he is not prepared to sanction the sales of the two key players, despite their futures remaining uncertain. Delph and..." November 08

  • Fabian Delph deals fresh blow to Aston Villa after revealing he is unlikely to sign new contract

    The Telegraph "Fabian Delph has told Aston Villa he has no plans to sign a new contract and is set to leave the club in the summer, in another shattering blow for the manager, Paul Lambert. Delph appears poised for the Villa exit on a free transfer at the end of the season, in a move which is likely to spark..." November 07

  • Manchester United plot January transfer swoop for Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar

    Metro "Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is plotting a January raid on Aston Villa for Ron Vlaar. The former Netherlands manager is keen to bring a new centre-back to Old Trafford in the next transfer window after poor form and injuries have decimated his backline so far this season. Marcos..." November 05

  • Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev hit with seven-game ban for racist abuse

    Daily Mirror "The Bulgarian, who is on loan at the Glasgow side from Aston Villa, was charged following an incident against Aberdeen in September. Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev has been hit with a seven-game ban after the Scottish FA found him guilty of racist abuse. The Bulgarian, who is on loan..." October 30

  • QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke on transfer alert to agree Clint Dempsey loan in January

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is ready to make a Premier League loan return in January. USA skipper Dempsey rejoined old club Fulham for a two-month stint last term. And the Seattle Sounders striker, 31, is set to head back to England during the MLS close-season. QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke will all be keen..." October 27

  • Aston Villa could sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis

    The Guardian "Aston Villa’s manager Paul Lambert has announced that the club have an option to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United on a permanent basis in January. The midfielder is on loan from Louis van Gaal’s side at present and Lambert has been impressed with him since his summer..." October 25

  • Danny Ings ready to run down Burnley contract as Newcastle and Aston Villa monitor £10m rated striker

    Daily Mail "Burnley striker Danny Ings is ready to see out his contract and leave Turf Moor in the summer. The 22-year-old, who returned to the starting line-up against West Ham on Saturday after missing three games with a hamstring strain, has been offered new terms by Burnley. Yet with the likes of..." October 19

  • Aston Villa DEMAND £12m from Man Utd or Arsenal for captain Ron Vlaar

    The Express "According to ESPN, Villa will accept the probability of losing their stalwart centre-half, and eek out the best financial deal possible. Vlaar's contract is set to expire in the summer of 2015, but the players obvious commitment to Villa may force United to make a sizeable offer in January, to..." October 17

  • Man United target Ron Vlaar DEMANDS Aston Villa double his salary to convince him to stay

    Daily Star "United boss Louis van Gaal is heading the battle to sign the Dutch international defender, with a host of other top clubs also keen. World Cup star Vlaar, 29, is not among the high earners at Villa Park and his long-term future remains in doubt given the fact he's out of contract in the..." October 14

  • Jack Grealish poised to kill off Chelsea and Manchester City interest by signing new Aston Villa contract

    The Telegraph "Jack Grealish is poised to sign a new £20,000-a-week contract at Aston Villa after joining Stellar Group, the football agency which represents Gareth Bale and Ashley Cole. Grealish, the highly-rated teenage winger, is expected to conclude talks in the next 48 hours over a four-year deal that..." October 14

  • Aston Villa offer Fabian Delph a new four-year contract as they fight to keep England star

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa have made a formal new contract offer to Fabian Delph as they try to keep the England midfielder. Delph, 24, is in the final year of his deal at Villa Park after joining from Leeds in August 2009. Following a slow start to his time in the Midlands, he is now in demand after his..." October 14

  • Roy Keane: I'll quit Aston Villa if my work with the Republic of Ireland suffers

    Birmingham Mail "Roy Keane has said he will quit Aston Villa if his work with the Republic of Ireland suffers. Paul Lambert's assistant manager at Villa Park is also No.2 to Martin O'Neill at the Republic of Ireland – and he said Villa boss Lambert was well aware of his position. “I feel that if I am taking..." October 14

  • Man Utd plot winter raid of Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar

    The Express "The central defender, who was a key figure in Holland’s passage to the World Cup semi-finals – one which was overseen by Van Gaal – sees his Villa contract run out next summer. That, believes Van Gaal, makes the 29-year-old vulnerable to bids during the January transfer window. Although..." October 12

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton queuing up to sign Man Utd outcast Ashley Young

    The Express "Reports claim the Premier League trio are keen to acquire the winger who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Young started United's first three matches of the season, but has since failed to feature for Louis Van Gaal's team of Galacticos. The 29-year-old's contract is..." September 29

  • Arsenal and Everton eye transfer of Fabian Delph from Aston Villa as free agency looms

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa are battling to keep Fabian Delph. Arsenal and Everton are among those closely monitoring the situation of the new England midfielder. The 24-year-old has been offered a new deal by the Villans to prevent him leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season. But he has yet..." September 28

  • Paul Lambert: Aston Villa manager extends contract

    BBC "Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension until June 2018 following the club's unbeaten start to the Premier League season. The 45-year-old Scot took charge at Villa Park in June 2012 and, despite finishing 15th in both seasons, Villa have won three out of four this..." September 18

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