Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • Aston Villa chase transfer of Swansea's Ki Sung-Yueng as Lambert continues bargain basement shake-up

    Daily Mirror "Paul Lambert is set to sign Ki Sung-Yueng and ship out Yacouba Sylla as he continues his cut-price Aston Villa shake-up. South Korea midfielder Ki will be Lambert’s fourth summer signing in a cheap deal from Swansea, where he has 12 months left on his deal. The Villa boss has also signed..." July 15

  • Ferdinand set to snub Villa on a free transfer after leaving United

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa have sounded out Rio Ferdinand over a possible move to Villa Park. However, the 35-year-old free agent is understood to be reluctant to make the move to the Midlands and is weighing up options in London where he has re-located his family, with QPR, Crystal Palace and West Ham..." June 06

  • Philippe Senderos signs two-year deal with Aston Villa

    The Guardian "Aston Villa have signed the former Arsenal and Fulham defender Philippe Senderos. Senderos, 29, has agreed a two-year deal that will take effect from 1 July. He becomes the Villa manager Paul Lambert’s first signing of the summer, with the move announced prior to Senderos’s departure to the..." June 05

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Aston Villa takeover: Business associate of US billionaire Donald Trump current 'front-runner'

    The Independent "A controversial Kazakh-born property mogul has emerged as the “front-runner” to buy Aston Villa, The Independent can reveal. Villa were formally put up for sale by their American owner, Randy Lerner, earlier this month and are expected to fetch at least £250m. The Independent understands..." May 30

  • Paul Lambert staying put at Aston Villa as Scot eyes Man City star Joleon Lescott

    Daily Star "Billionaire owner Lerner wants out and has put the club up for sale but Lambert said it never crossed his mind to walk away. And he's told Lerney that he's going to give him a list of players he wants and leave the rest up to him. Lambert and chief executive Paul Faulkner met Lerner in New..." May 20

  • Newcastle eye double swoop for Aston Villa duo

    Daily Star "Two players on manager Alan Pardew's radar are at Aston Villa - midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, and Austrian striker Andreas Weimann, 22. It's understood a deal for both players, who have impressed during Villa's turbulent season, could cost the Magpies £15m. Pardew will be looking for..." May 12

  • Aston Villa targeting Manchester United's out-of-favour striker Javier Hernandez

    Daily Star "The Mexican international heads Villa boss Paul Lambert's wish list along with Manchester City's Joleon Lescott and Tottenham's Lewis Holtby. Owner Randy Lerner is ready to splash some cash again after two years of belt-tightening and the striker nicknamed Chicharito is lined-up to head a Villa..." May 01

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert to discuss his future with Randy Lerner in summer

    Birmingham Mail "Paul Lambert has shrugged off talk of a multi-million-pound takeover at Villa – and intends to discuss his and the club’s future with Randy Lerner at the end of this season. Lerner’s failure to deny the club is for sale during a typically vague statement on Sunday was the clearest indication..." April 21

  • Aston Villa target Napoli flop

    talkSport "Aston Villa could start planning their assault on next season early with a move for Napoli midfielder Josip Radosevic. The Croatian moved to the Serie A side in the summer for around £800,000 but his stock has quickly plummeted. The 20-year-old has played just 54 minutes of league football..." April 17

  • Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke ruled out of World Cup after Achilles tendon tear

    Metro "Aston Villa and Belgium have suffered a hammer blow with the news Christian Benteke has been ruled out of the World Cup through injury. The striker has torn his Achilles tendon just weeks ahead of the end of the season, with the news broken by Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur. Terreur,..." April 03

  • Christian Benteke's Aston Villa future won't be certain until after World Cup claims his agent

    Daily Mirror "Christian Benteke's agent has admitted he will decide the Aston Villa striker's future after the World Cup. Benteke is tied to the Villans until 2017 after signing a £40,000-a-week contract extension last summer, but that came after agent Eric Kismet advised him to hand in a transfer..." March 27

  • Jose Mourinho says Aston Villa loanee Ryan Bertrand has a future at Chelsea

    Sky Sports "Bertrand joined Villa on loan during the January transfer window and the left-back has impressed during his short time at Villa Park. Reports have suggested that Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen to make the move permanent, but Mourinho has cooled talk of Bertrand leaving Chelsea on a full-time..." March 15

  • Aston Villa eye Man City defender

    Football Direct News "The 23-year-old has been at City since joining the club's youth setup in 2006, but has only managed to make 28 first-team appearances in all competitions since breaking into the senior squad in the 2009/10 season. Boyata has been out on loan before at both Bolton Wanderers and FC Twente, but..." February 27

  • Newcastle’s Loic Remy downs Aston Villa but boss Alan Pardew fears striker could be on his way

    Metro "The France international returned from suspension to fire the Magpies to a vital 1-0 victory over Aston Villa although he left it late to do so. Remy’s 12th goal of the season came in the 92nd minute at St James’ Park and served as a timely reminder of the loan signing’s potency, with other..." February 24

  • Aston Villa ready to offer manager Paul Lambert a new contract

    The Telegraph "Aston Villa are ready to reaffirm their commitment to Paul Lambert after opening negotiations over a new ­contract for the manager. Villa have initiated talks with ­Lambert over an extension to his present contract and the club are confident of reaching an agreement before the end of this..." February 04

  • Paul Lambert coy on Villa loan deal for Grant Holt

    Birmingham Mail "Grant Holt has emerged as a shock loan target for Aston Villa as Paul Lambert looks to add experience to his squad this month. Lambert was typically guarded about Holt, but it is understood the Wigan Athletic targetman is set to arrive on a short-term deal. Holt enjoyed great success with..." January 14

  • Paul Lambert: We want a playmaker who can make things happen

    Birmingham Mail "Paul Lambert has confirmed he wants a “Number 10” style player to put the spark in Villa Park after Villa enquired about Norwich’s Wes Hoolahan and Porto’s Steven Defour. Villa, who were dumped out of the FA Cup at home to League One Sheffield United on Saturday, have expressed an interest in..." January 06

  • Christian Benteke blow for Aston Villa

    Daily Star "The £25m-rated goal ace has returned to Belgium for treatment. He was missing from the squad for Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke. Benteke will spend a few days with Belgian national physio Lieven Maesschalck. The 23-year-old has been struggling to shake off knee and hip injuries. And..." December 24

  • Christian Benteke ruled out of Aston Villa's Christmas and New Year fixtures

    Sky Sports "Christian Benteke has been ruled out of Aston Villa's Christmas and New Year fixtures. The striker has been struggling with a knee problem and did not play in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke. Sky Sports News now understands Benteke could also miss the next three games, against Crystal Palace,..." December 23

  • Ntep reveals preference to join Arsenal over Chelsea, Villa and Tottenham

    The Express "Arsenal have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep, who has revealed his preference to move to the Emirates over Chelsea, Tottenham and Villa. The 21-year-old has been monitored by several Premier League and European clubs after breaking into the Auxerre..." December 05

  • Crawley Town set to appoint former Villa and QPR boss Gregory as new manager

    Daily Mail "Crawley Town look set to appoint John Gregory as their new manager. Gregory spent four years at Villa Park but has not managed in England since his spell with Queens Park Rangers in 2007. Crawley sacked previous boss Richie Barker after he led the side to seven matches without a win, a run of..." December 02

  • Wigan swoop for United youngster Keane but Albrighton expected to return to Villa

    Daily Mail "Wigan will complete the temporary transfer of Will Keane in the next 24 hours but have been thwarted in their efforts to extend Marc Albrighton’s loan from Aston Villa. Manager Owen Coyle confirmed that Manchester United centre-back Keane is heading to the DW Stadium until January, at least,..." November 28

  • Newcastle and Aston Villa interested in wantaway Tottenham midfielder Dembele

    The Express "Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has expressed his need of a transfer if he is to feature in the World Cup in Brazil next summer, with a host of Premier League sides interested in his services. The Belgium international has fallen out-of-favour at White Hart Lane since Spurs' defeat to West..." November 18

  • Clint Dempsey set for transfer back to the Premier League on loan from MLS

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is free to return to English football - sparking a Premier League scramble for his signature. As we reported last month, Dempsey has been granted the go-ahead to a make a loan return from Seattle Sounders in January. The USA national team's skipper can move for two months..." November 14

  • Gabby Agbonlahor keen to sign new deal at Villa Park

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa stalwart Gabby Agbonlahor wants to extend his long claret and blue service by signing a new contract with his boyhood club. Agbonlahor would love to remain at the club until he retires and admits it “feels weird even thinking about putting another shirt on.” The Brummie striker’s..." November 07

  • Paul Lambert in no hurry over Villa contract talks

    Birmingham Mail "Paul Lambert is enjoying managing Aston Villa more than ever before – but is in no rush to discuss a contract extension yet. Lambert is nearly halfway through his three-year deal, which is due to expire at the end of next season. The 43-year-old is happy at the club and admits his long-term..." November 01

  • Paul Lambert wanted Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku partnership at Aston Villa

    Metro "Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he tried to team up Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku at Villa Park. Benteke has been a huge hit since joining the Villans last summer, but Lambert originally had his eye on Belgian strike-partner Lukaku, before he joined rivals West Brom on a season-long..." October 26

  • Tottenham plan £28m offer for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke

    Daily Star "Tottenham are plotting a stunning £28m January move for Christian Benteke. They are set to reignite their interest in the Aston Villa hotshot in the next transfer window with a blockbuster bid. The Belgian striker was a Tottenham target in the summer after handing in a transfer request..." October 23

  • Delph ready for new deal at Villa as star admits he'd like to see out career there

    Daily Mail "Fabian Delph has opened the way for fresh contract talks at Aston Villa by revealing that he ‘would love to be here for the rest of my career’. The midfielder 23 who has 20 months to run on his current deal is eager to repay the faith shown in him by Randy Lerner after a host of injury issues...." October 23

  • Italians to rival Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd in race to sign Christian Benteke

    Daily Star "Lazio are ready to battle Arsenal Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Benteke was a transfer target for the Premier League trio in the summer however turned his back on a deal away from Villa Park by signing a new four-year contract with the..." October 15

  • Arsenal beat Aston Villa, Chelsea and Tottenham to signing of Kristopher Da Graca

    Daily Star "Arsenal have beaten Aston Villa Chelsea and Tottenham to the signing of young Swedish defender Kristopher Da Graca. The 15-year-old currently of Swedish division four side Hisingbacka FC will officially join the Gunners next summer after impressing manager Arsene Wenger during his trial with..." October 09

  • Aston Villa to hand Marc Albrighton a transfer to Derby on loan

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa are ready to let forgotten man Marc Albrighton go out on loan - with Nigel Clough's Derby poised to pounce. Albrighton is out of Paul Lambert's immediate plans and the Scot is happy to see the winger head out to the Championship to pick up some match practice. Clough has asked..." September 20

  • Sean Dyche fights for Danny Ings to stay at Burnley

    Daily Star "Burnley are fighting off interest from Aston Villa Newcastle and Sunderland as they look to hang on to hitman Danny Ings. The Premier League vultures are circling Turf Moor preparing to swoop for the striker in the January transfer window. Crystal Palace are also monitoring the 21-year-old..." September 19

  • Aston Villa want Bulgarian star Popov in January after failed summer bid

    Express "ASTON VILLA will make another bid for Bulgarian midfielder Ivelin Popov in January after failing with a move for the player in the most recent transfer window. Reports in Russia suggest that Villa were the club that showed the greatest interest in signing Popov from Kuban Krasnodar during the..." September 18

  • Shay Given's £3m salary could see him stuck at Aston Villa

    The Guardian "Aston Villa will listen to loan offers for Shay Given from Championship clubs but they have no intention of allowing the former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper to leave on the cheap. Liverpool tried to take him on loan before the transfer deadline but Villa rejected their approach after the..." September 11

  • Stoke City take Stephen Ireland on loan from Aston Villa

    London Evening Standard "Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Stephen Ireland from Aston Villa on a season-long loan. The midfielder was told he would not figure in the plans of Villa boss Paul Lambert for the forthcoming campaign and has opted to team up with former manager Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium." September 02

  • Villa and Southampton attempting to sign Potro centre-back Ba

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa and Southampton have launched bids to sign towering Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba on loan. The Portuguese want a £400000 loan fee for the 22-year-old centre-back who is a Senegal international. Villa have shown interest in the past as have West Ham. Porto though may yet cancel a..." August 28

  • Darren Bent: I was kicked out of Aston Villa but Fulham deal can help me get in England World Cup squad

    The Telegraph "Bent is hoping a season’s loan to Fulham will reignite his career and give him a platform to leap back into the England squad after a disastrous final season at Villa. Bent’s decline was rapid following the arrival of Christian Benteke last August and he became not even sure of a place on the..." August 20

  • Aston Villa striker Darren Bent close to Fulham move

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa forward Darren Bent is due to have a medical at Fulham on Thursday according to Sky sources. The 29-year-old was reportedly the subject of a £4m bid from the Cottagers in July which was rejected by Villa but they are believed to have made an improved offer of around £5m. Bent was..." August 15

  • Nuremburg ready to rebuff £10m Aston Villa approach for Hiroshi Kiyotake

    The Express "Nuremburg are set to reject a £10m bid from Aston Villa for Japanese midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake. Reports in Germany suggest that Aston Villa are preparing the bid after having an £8.5m bid rejected. But according to Nurnberger Nachrichten Nuremburg will resist any move for the talented..." August 08

  • Crystal Palace rival Newcastle and Fulham in the chase for Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent

    Metro "Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for Aston Villa forward Darren Bent. Fulham and Newcastle have been leading the way for the former Sunderland Tottenham and England striker who has been training with the youth side after falling out with Villa manager Paul Lambert. Villa have..." August 05

  • Fulham increase bid for Bent but Villa want more money for striker

    Daily Mail "Fulham have made an improved offer for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. Having seen a £4million bid turned down earlier this summer the Cottagers have returned with an offer of £4.75million plus add-ons for the 29-year-old but it is believed that Villa want £6million. Newcastle were also..." August 03

  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert set to offload Alan Hutton on another season-long loan to Real Mallorca

    The Telegraph "Hutton, the Scotland international defender, will join Mallorca for a second loan spell, which could last for the season, as Lambert moves to trim his squad. The 28-year-old has been training in a group including £24 million record signing Darren Bent, Stephen Ireland, Shay Given and Barry..." July 23

  • Christian Benteke agrees to new surprise deal as Tottenham and Chelsea lose out

    Daily Star "The Premier League side announced the news on Twitter, revealing the striker has signed a new contract. The tweet read: "Christian Benteke agrees a contract extension to keep him at Villa until 2017." Benteke returned to training on time yesterday morning and was put through his paces with..." July 19

  • Benteke heading for showdown with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today

    The Sun "CHRISTIAN BENTEKE is heading for an explosive showdown with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today. Villa’s £25million-rated wantaway striker, 22, is a Tottenham target after slapping in a transfer request last week. But the Belgian could be sentenced to join a growing group of Villa outcasts —..." July 18

  • Tottenham transfer target Christian Benteke hopes he can avoid Aston Villa return

    Daily Mirror "Christian Benteke wants Spurs to step up their pursuit of him - because he doesn't want to go back to Aston Villa this week. Belgium striker Benteke, who smashed 23 goals to save Villa from relegation last term in his debut season of English football, slapped in a transfer request last..." July 16

  • Tottenham ponder opening bid for bags-packed Aston Villa ace Christian Benteke

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham are set to get serious and table an opening bid this week for Christian Benteke – as Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert prepares for life without the striker. Benteke wants to play for Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane after slapping in a transfer request. And Lambert is ­reluctantly..." July 15

  • Newcastle going head-to-head with Roma for Darren Bent

    Daily Star "Aston Villa's wantaway striker could be heading to Italy this summer. According to reports Roma are monitoring the situation, following Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's announcement he was looking to bring the 29-year-old to the North East outfit. Talking about targetting Bent and QPR star Loic..." July 11

  • Chelsea in £25m fight with Tottenham for Christian Benteke

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. The Belgium international handed in a transfer request last night and both London clubs are keen to lure him to the capital. Aston Villa still hope to keep their prize asset but a bid of around..." July 10