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  • Premier League-bound? The next MLS youngsters with European futures

    Pro Soccer Talk "The amount of young talent — whether from the USMNT, Canada or a handful of South American nations — thriving after making the jump from MLS to the Premier League or the rest of Europe has spiked in recent years, leading many on the other side of the pond wondering,..." April 16

  • Premier League clubs payments to agents increase despite drop in transfer spending, FA figures reveal

    CBS Sports "New figures published by the English Football Association (FA) today revealed that Premier League clubs paid more to agents in the 12 months up to February 1, 2021 than they had in any prior season. Despite a year of financial hardship across the league that led to restricted transfer..." April 01

  • Man City jump to the head of the queue to land £100m-rated Jack Grealish

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are emerging as favourites to sign Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish this summer. The 25-year-old is the hottest property in English football following his performances for Villa this season with all the top Premier League sides..." March 19

  • Man City boss Guardiola on Villa's Grealish probe: Team leaks 'unprofessional, unethical'

    ESPN "Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said anyone leaking team news before games is "unethical and unprofessional." Aston Villa have launched an investigation after news broke that midfielder Jack Grealish had suffered an injury in training..." February 23

  • UK government announces plans for Premier League fans to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘roadmap’ plan on Monday, as the rate..." February 22

  • Dean Smith responds to Liverpool and Spurs 'interest' in Aston Villa star

    Birmingham Mail "Dean Smith was quick to laugh off suggestions linking Ezri Konsa with a money-spinning move away to the likes of Liverpool or Tottenham. The 23-year-old is, according to The Athletic, attracting serious interest from both Liverpool and Spurs with the two clubs said to..." February 20

  • Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is ‘Lionel Messi with a right foot’ and the ‘most talented player’

    talk sport "Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez sees similarities between Jack Grealish and Lionel Messi. Grealish, 25, has emerged as one of England’s most electrifying talents with an exceptional 2020/21 campaign for Villa. Former Arsenal keeper Martinez has..." February 13

  • EPL referee receives death threats as another red is overturned

    ESPN "Referee Mike Dean has asked to not be involved in any Premier League games this weekend after he was targeted with online death threats alongside members of his family. The death threats have been reported to the police and Dean is still set to referee the FA Cup tie..." February 08

  • Aston Villa are ready to offer midfielder Jack Grealish an improved deal

    90 Min "Aston Villa are ready to sanction ambitious spending that would see talisman Jack Grealish sign a new contract to become one of the highest paid English players in the Premier League, while also attempting to secure Ross Barkley on a permanent deal from Chelsea. The form of Grealish..." February 07

  • Chelsea will decide Ross Barkley’s future only after the season

    Daily Mail "Chelsea have decided to wait until the summer to make a decision about Ross Barkley's future at Aston Villa. The Blues midfielder joined Villa on loan in September after struggling to cement his place in Frank Lampard's side. However, with Lampard now..." February 03

  • Aston Villa star agrees loan move to Strasbourg

    Football Insiders "Aston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert has agreed a loan move to Strasbourg, Football Insider can reveal. The 26-year-old has not featured in the Premier League this season after the arrival of Matty Cash in the summer. Guilbert came close to leaving Villa Park..." January 30

  • Premier League reports drop in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The amount of COVID-19 cases in the Premier League continues to fall. There were only eight positive results among the 2,518 players and club staff tested over two rounds of testing between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24, the Premier League announced on Monday. " January 25

  • EPL to allow additional 2 substitutions for concussions

    The Score "The Premier League will allow teams to use an additional two permanent substitutions to take out any player suspected of having a concussion, according to Martyn Ziegler of The Times. The trial will reportedly begin next week and extend to the FA Cup after the fourth..." January 19

  • EPL reports drop in COVID-19 cases after latest week of testing

    The Score "The Premier League uncovered 16 cases of COVID-19 from 3,115 tests administered to players and club staff between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. It's a significant decrease from the previous count of 36 the league announced for the testing period running from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10,..." January 18

  • Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for Morgan Sanson

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for midfielder Morgan Sanson.  The French club are open to selling the 26-year-old to raise funds. Villa asked about Sanson last year and could strike a bargain for the £20m-rated former France U21 international with..." January 17

  • Aston Villa have another match postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Sporting News "Aston Villa's scheduled home Premier League game with Everton on Sunday has been postponed. Villa revealed a "significant" coronavirus outbreak on January 7, the day before they were due to face Liverpool in the FA Cup. " January 14

  • Premier League chief issues warning to clubs over COVID-19 protocols

    Evening Standard "The Government has warned footballers to start following coronavirus protocols and told the game’s authorities to “strictly” enforce the guidelines, following more group celebrations last night. The Premier League issued a new, strengthened set of protocols to clubs..." January 13

  • Premier League shuffles midweek games due to Aston Villa coronavirus outbreak

    ESPN "Tottenham Hotspur will now face Fulham on Wednesday after their match with Aston Villa was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Villa squad. The Premier League sanctioned a late change following medical advice that the situation at Villa Park had not..." January 11

  • Aston Villa hit by 'significant' COVID-19 outbreak ahead of Liverpool clash

    Bitter And Blue "As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Premier League clubs have not been spared. Several matches have been postponed as a result of outbreaks of the virus in different clubs as the authorities struggle to manage the situation. Newcastle, Fulham..." January 08

  • Aston Villa ready to snub January bids for talisman Jack Grealish

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa plan to dismiss any approaches for Jack Grealish during the January transfer window despite renewed interest from leading clubs. The playmaker signed a new five-year deal worth more than £100,000 per week in the summer – with a significantly..." January 07

  • Premier League insists it can survive coronavirus surge as clubs record 40 new positive COVID-19 tests

    CBS Sports "The Premier League insists it will be able to continue as normal after 40 new coronavirus tests in players and staff were recorded across the English top flight. A total of 28 cases were recorded in Premier League staff and players from 1,311 tests between Monday, December 28 and the..." January 06

  • Aston Villa braced for Jack Grealish bids with Man Utd and Man City monitoring star

    Mirror "  Aston Villa are braced for January approaches from both Manchester United and Manchester City for England ace Jack Grealish. However, champions Liverpool have distanced themselves from suggestions that they are monitoring Grealish's future -..." December 23

  • Villa captain Grealish handed 9-month driving ban

    Daily Mirror "Jack Grealish has been banned from driving for nine months and handed a fine of £82,000 after pleading guilty to two offences. The Aston Villa captain arrived at Birmingham Magistrates' Court shortly after 9.30am on Tuesday ahead of his sentencing hearing, after previously..." December 15

  • Dean Smith issues Aston Villa ultimatum over Jack Grealish future

    Birmingham Mail "Dean Smith admits Aston Villa must match Jack Grealish's lofty ambitions to play in Europe - or face losing him. Villa survived by a single point on the final day of last season and faced losing their star player should relegation have occurred. The captain was at the..." December 12

  • Paulo Dybala Offered to Premier League's Big Six

    90 Min "Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs, with his representatives insisting the Argentine is now ready to seal a switch to England. Dybala came close to a move to the Premier League in 2019, when both Manchester United and Tottenham were keen..." December 07

  • What was it like as Premier League fans returned?

    Pro Soccer Talk "It was the grandeur of the Premier League with the intimacy of local pub games. And it was glorious to have fans back in stadiums. Tears welled up as I heard West Ham fans on the radio singing ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ as I drove towards Stamford..." December 07

  • Premier League pledges £250M rescue package for lower divisions

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) accepted an enhanced rescue package worth £250 million from the Premier League on Thursday. The deal is split into £50 million for clubs in League One and League Two in the form of grant and monitored grant payments, and a..." December 03

  • EPL clubs can't sign players freely due to Brexit shake-up

    The Score "Premier League and English Football League clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union without a valid work permit unless they surpass a threshold based on the quality of the selling club and the player's seniority. The EPL and EFL announced the..." December 02

  • Newcastle's match vs. Aston Villa postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

    The Score "Newcastle United's match at Aston Villa, originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed after the Magpies confirmed a "significant increase in COVID-19 cases" at the club's training center. The fixture is the first to be called off since the..." December 01

  • Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

    The Score "Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week. The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams,..." November 26

  • Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish pleads guilty to careless driving

    The Guardian "Aston Villa and England attacker Jack Grealish has admitted careless driving in connection with a crash during March’s coronavirus lockdown. The 25-year-old club captain pleaded guilty to two charges, including one linked to an early-morning incident in which his £80,000 Range Rover..." November 24

  • Premier League reports decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced eight new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,530 players and staff were tested between Nov. 16-22. That figure represents a decrease from the previous round of testing, where 16 cases were detected from 1,207 checks from Nov. 9-15 - the..." November 24

  • England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

    ESPN "Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. As part of new COVID-19..." November 23

  • Southgate: Grealish can handle expectation "Aston Villa playmaker Grealish, 25, made his full England debut in a 3-0 victory over Wales in October - setting up the opening goal for Dominic Calvert-Lewin - but was not used by Southgate for the subsequent Nations League fixtures.  He set up Jadon..." November 18

  • Premier League could have fans back before Christmas

    ESPN "Football could have fans back inside English stadiums before Christmas, sources have told ESPN. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a landmark meeting on Tuesday with key administrators across football including representatives from the Premier..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • Jack Grealish becomes top Man City target

    Daily Star "Jack Grealish's brilliant form with England and Aston Villa has put him at the top of Manchester City’stransfer targets. And Pep Guardiola‘s men could be launching a £100million double raid on Villa Park next summer - with former Etihad..." November 15

  • Premier League chief doesn’t expect five sub rule to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs. Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by..." November 10

  • David Alaba Open to Premier League Move With Liverpool & Man City Interested

    90 Min "Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is open to a move to the Premier League, having previously told suitors he was not interested in a switch to the English top flight. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to agree on an extension,..." November 10

  • 'Something special' - Aston Villa make another academy signing as exciting progress continues

    Birmingham Mail "Coach Nick Haycock has announced that he is joining Aston Villa. Currently a 'club support manager' at the Premier League, Haycock has announced on his Twitter page that he is joining the Villans as the club's head of technical and player..." November 09

  • Mikel Arteta takes blame for Arsenal's lopsided loss to Aston Villa: 'This is totally my fault'

    CBS Sports "Mikel Arteta insisted he must bear total responsibility for Arsenal's display in their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday, one that lacked the "spirit" that he has tried to instill at the club since his appointment. Arsenal were torn apart by an exceptional Villa..." November 09

  • 'As mum's do!' - Tyrone Mings details family's desperation after academy rejection

    Birmingham Mail "Tyrone Mings has discussed his rags to riches story after being released by Southampton as a teenager. The commanding centre-back, who spent time living in a homeless shelter as a kid, revealed how his mum Dawn penned letters to every club in England asking them to give him a..." November 07

  • 'A good future' - Aston Villa handed transfer boost in race for £20m star

    Birmingham Mail "French side Olympique Marseille have dropped out of the race for £20 million-rated Aston Villa transfer target Mohamed Simakan. According to reports in France, Andre Villas-Boas has decided against his Marseille side making a move for the 20 year-old. " November 07

  • Premier League bosses under pressure to SCRAP pay-per-view games during second lockdown

    The Sun "PREMIER LEAGUE bosses are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view football during the looming lockdown. The £14.95 fee will be reviewed by clubs at a meeting this week. Five matches are due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office this..." November 02

  • Mario Mandzukic turned down Aston Villa

    Bavarian Football Works "I can’t read anything from the Birmingham Mail without thinking of Peaky Blinders! Anyway, it looks like former Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic balked at an offer from Aston Villa:  Mario Mandzukic is said to have “turned down” a move..." November 01

  • The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls

    Daily Mail "The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a ‘margin of error’ on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game. Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), wants feedback from the Dutch..." October 25

  • John McGinn loving Aston Villa's flying start and says he is '100%' fit

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn says he is feeling back to full fitness after a difficult opening season in the Premier League. McGinn began the season brightly but suffered a serious ankle injury in a 3-1 home defeat to Southampton in December when he charged down a..." October 23

  • Aston Villa boss hails Chelsea loanee Ross Barkley’s immediate impact

    We Ain't Got No History "Things have gone quite well in the first month of the season for Ross Barkley at Aston Villa. Unable to carve out regular opportunities at Stamford Bridge since his arrival in January 2018, the 26-year-old has immediately become a central figure in Villa’s efforts to avoid another..." October 22