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  • Premier League referees told to be more lenient with handball calls

    The Guardian "Premier League referees are to take a lenient approach to applying the new handball law after an outcry from across the game. This season there have been five penalties awarded for handball in three matchdays, compared with 19 across the whole of the last top-flight season. The..." September 30

  • Aston Villa sign Chelsea's Barkley on loan

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa have signed Ross Barkley on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The England international becomes Villa's fifth signing of the window, following the arrivals of Ollie Watkins, Bertrand Traore, Emiliano Martinez and Matty Cash. After securing Barkley's..." September 30

  • Premier League reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing produced 10 new positive results, the league announced Monday. The new cases were discovered after 1,595 players and club staff members were tested for COVID-19 between Sept. 21-27. " September 29

  • Aston Villa sign Traore from Lyon for reported £17M

    The Score "Aston Villa signed Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for a reported £17 million ($21 million) on Saturday. Traore returns to the Premier League after starting his career with Chelsea, where he spent three years with Villa's current assistant manager John..." September 19

  • Aston Villa sign Martinez from Arsenal for reported £20M

    Daily Mirror "  Emiliano Martinez has completed a £20million transfer to Aston Villa. The Argentine, who has been at the Emirates since 2012, has signed a four-year contract with the Villans. Martinez got a taste of regular first-team football last season when Bernd..." September 16

  • Premier League reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced Monday that its latest round of COVID-19 testing has yielded four positive results. Overall, 2,131 players and club staff were tested from Sept. 7-13. The infected quartet will self-isolate for 10 days. " September 15

  • Grealish sign new long-term contract at Aston Villa

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jack Grealish has signed a new long-term contract at Aston Villa and that sound you can hear is Villa fans everywhere rejoicing. Grealish, 25, is a lifelong Villa fan and came up through their academy and has been club captain for the last few seasons. Speaking about his new..." September 15

  • Arsenal sell Emi Martinez to Aston Villa

    The Short Fuse "Emi Martinez has completed his expected move to Aston Villla and has signed a four-year contract with his new club, according to multiple reports. The transfer move cost £20M, although it’s not clear whether that’s at signing or when escalators are hit — I’ve seen..." September 13

  • Arsenal to sell Emi Martinez to Aston Villa

    The Short Fuse "Arsenal have “reluctantly decided to sell” Emi Martinez to Aston Villa, according to The Independent. The Gunners rejected an initial offer from the Birmingham club, who have come back with a second offer closer to Arsenal’s £20M valuation. Arsenal..." September 11

  • 7 Premier League newcomers you should be most excited about

    The Score "The forecasts for a significantly calmer summer transfer window were overblown, as plenty of expensive and exciting players are set to take the Premier League by storm. Chelsea have spent around £200 million and their offseason splurge might not be over. There have..." September 10

  • Aston Villa make second transfer bid for Emi Martinez

    The Short Fuse "Aston Villa have reportedly submitted a bid “substantially closer” to Arsenal’s £20M asking price for goalkeeper Emi Martinez. It’s the Villans second bid for the Argentine keeper, who are keen to secure a replacement for the injured Tom..." September 09

  • Premier League clubs return 3 positive coronavirus tests

    Sky Sports "The Premier League has announced it has received three positive tests in its first round of testing ahead of the new season. "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 31 August and Sunday 6 September, 1,605 players and Club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of..." September 08

  • Villa close in on club-record deal for Brentford's Watkins

    BBC "Aston Villa are closing in on a club-record deal for Brentford striker Ollie Watkins after agreeing a fee of £28m which could rise to £33m with add-ons. Villa moved swiftly for the 24-year-old forward after failing in a bid to sign Callum Wilson from..." September 08

  • Aston Villa want Rhian Brewster in shock £20m transfer from Liverpool

    The Sun "ASTON VILLA want to BUY Rhian Brewster from Liverpool as their search for a striker goes into overdrive. Villa boss Dean Smith has made an inquiry for the 20-year-old Kop kid - who starred for Swansea on loan last season - and he has the funds to win the race. SunSport told..." September 08

  • Five-subs rule again voted down by Premier League clubs

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League subs rule confirmed: Premier League clubs have again voted against use five substitutes per team, per game, for the 2020-21 season. The decision to return to three substitutes was made last month, but the clubs were reportedly reconsidering that position last..." September 03

  • Aston Villa splash reported £16M on Matty Cash

    BBC "Aston Villa have signed right-back Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest for about £16m on a five-year contract. The 23-year-old Englishman came through the Championship side's academy and made 141 appearances for the club. Cash boosts Villa's defensive options..." September 03

  • Villa's Grealish gets 1st England call as Rashford, Winks pull out

    The Score "Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has earned his first call-up to the England senior squad. Grealish's maiden addition to Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad comes after Manchester United forward Marcus..." September 01

  • Manchester United hold talks with Aston Villa over deal for Jack Grealish

    Daily Mail "Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa as they strive to reach an agreement on a deal for Jack Grealish and are monitoring developments with Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek. Grealish remains a prime target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has seen a..." August 31

  • Aston Villa will surely sign Ollie Watkins with Brentford agreeing £10m Ivan Toney deal – TBR View

    The Boot Room "Aston Villa can now step up their pursuit of Brentford striker, Ollie Watkins, with the Bees reportedly agreeing to a £10m deal to sign his potential replacement, Ivan Toney.  Sky Sports confirmed yesterday that a £10m deal had been agreed between the Bees and..." August 28

  • Report: £130k-a-week 'champion' snubs Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle offers

    HITC Sport "Gonzalo Higuain is leaving Juventus but the veteran striker has little interest in returning to the Premier League with the likes of Aston Villa, Fulham, West Ham or Newcastle, according to Calciomercato. With all due respect, you can understand why Higuain would be aiming a..." August 27

  • Report: Aston Villa and Newcastle among teams fighting for Gonzalo Higuain

    The Boot Room "Aston Villa and Newcastle United are reportedly both interested in signing Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. Calciomercato are claiming new Old Lady manager Andrea Pirlo wants to offload the 32-year-old, and that officials are seeing about terminating his..." August 26

  • Aston Villa target Ollie Watkins 'in talks' over £25m transfer - reports

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa face new competition in their pursuit of Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, according to reports. Watkins is a target for a number of Premier League clubs having taken the Championship by storm last season with 26 goals. His time at Brentford appears to be..." August 26

  • Dean Smith reveals Johan Lange talks and offers exciting Aston Villa transfer update

    Birmingham Mail "Dean Smith has revealed the transfer ‘wheels are in motion’, as the Aston Villa recruitment team busily work on new signings.  Last summer saw 12 players arrive at a cost of almost £150m and while this window promises to be quieter than that, Smith is..." August 25

  • Aston Villa poised to make opening bid of £18m for Brentford star Ollie Watkins

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa are poised to make an opening bid for Brentford forward Ollie Watkins in the coming days. Watkins is Villa’s top target in attack and is valued at £25million by the Championship club after scoring 26 goals in all competitions last..." August 21

  • Report: Aston Villa’s opening bid for Ollie Watkins worth £18m

    The Boot Room "Aston Villa’s opening bid for Ollie Watkins is set to be worth £18 million, according to a report from the Daily Mail. It would perhaps be little surprise to see Watkins leave for a Premier League club this summer. The forward was outstanding as Brentford came..." August 20

  • Aston Villa ready to compete with Leeds United in transfer battle for Liverpool’s £20m-rated winger Harry Wilson

    The Sun "ASTON VILLA are ready to compete with Leeds United for Liverpool’s £20million-rated winger Harry Wilson. The 23-year-old Welsh international failed to make Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season training camp in Austria after suffering picking up a  knock in..." August 20

  • Liverpool respond to Aston Villa's Rhian Brewster transfer request - reports

    Birmingham Mail "Liverpool have reportedly fielded six enquiries from Premier League clubs to take youngster Rhian Brewster on loan. Aston Villa were linked with a move for Brewster in the January transfer window and Dean Smith is said to be interested in landing the 20-year-old striker this..." August 18

  • Manchester City 'Moving' To Trigger £25 Million Buy-Back Clause For Former Player

    Sport Bible "Manchester City are set to trigger a £25 million buy-back clause for former player Douglas Luiz. The Brazilian was signed from Vasco da Gama for £10 million in 2017 but didn't make a single competitive appearance for City, having twice been loaned out to sister..." August 17

  • Jamie O’Hara thinks Tottenham sell to buy Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish

    The Boot Room "Jamie O’Hara has told TalkSPORT that he believes Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish should consider a move to Tottenham Hotspur – and has urged his old side to sell a couple of players in order to afford the uncapped English playmaker. Grealish, 24, had a hand in 18..." August 13

  • Man Utd transfer target Jack Grealish set for crunch Aston Villa talks

    Mirror "  Jack Grealish will hold crunch talks with Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow on his return from holiday. Grealish is away on an end of season break with his girlfriend but is due back for pre-season training later this month. Manchester..." August 13

  • Aston Villa prepare opening bid for Brentford's Ollie Watkins

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa are preparing an opening bid for Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, though they are likely to face competition for his signature. A new striker is top of Villa's shopping list this transfer window and manager Dean Smith, who signed Watkins when he was Brentford manager,..." August 12

  • £80m Man United target’s future should become clear soon as crunch talks planned with his current club

    Caught Off Side "The financial gap between the elite clubs and everyone else is huge in football just now, so it does make you wonder what a club like Aston Villa can realistically achieve. They did well to stay in the division last season, but even if they spend a ridiculous amount they could still..." August 12

  • Report: Aston Villa see £20m player as Grealish replacement; Crystal Palace also keen

    HITC Sport "Crystal Palace want to sign £20 million-rated Norwich City play-maker Emi Buendia while Aston Villa could make a move if Jack Grealish goes, according to the Sun (9 August, page 60). Things change quickly in football. Just ask Aston Villa. A few months ago,..." August 11

  • Chelsea legend John Terry on Bournemouth shortlist to replace Eddie Howe

    Metro "John Terry is among the list of candidates Bournemouth are considering to replace Eddie Howe as manager. The Cherries were relegated to the Championship on the final day of the Premier League season, ending their five-year spell in the top flight. Howe spent 11 years across..." August 07

  • Leeds and West Ham reportedly want left-footer Dean Smith compared to Ashley Cole

    The Boot Room "Leeds United and West Ham are reportedly battling it out to sign Brentford left-back Rico Henry after the Bees failed to gain promotion to the Premier League – and Dean Smith has previously likened him to an England legend. Henry, 23, played every single one of Brentford’s..." August 06

  • Aston Villa eye move for Brentford's Ollie Watkins

    Express And Star "The Bees were beaten 2-1 by Fulham on Tuesday and their failure to reach the Premier League means the £25million-rated striker is expected to leave during the transfer window, with Villa among his suitors.  Boss Dean Smith is a big admirer of Watkins, who joined Brentford..." August 06

  • Jack Grealish offered huge £100k-a-week deal to snub £80m Man Utd transfer interest

    The Sun "JACK GREALISH is set to be offered a bumper pay rise to £100,000 a week to tempt him to turn down Manchester United. Aston Villa are demanding at least £80million for their talismanic midfielder, who netted on the final day of the season to complete the club’s..." August 05

  • Newcastle fans react as £18m release clause emerges, Aston Villa linked

    The Boot Room "Ollie Watkins is likely to be a man in-demand after reports claimed the Brentford striker has a £18million release clause in his contract after the Bees failed to gain promotion – and Newcastle supporters have reacted on Twitter. Watkins, 23, has been in sensational form..." August 05

  • Manchester United prepared to wait until late in transfer window to make a move for Jack Grealish

    Daily Mail "Manchester united are prepared to wait until late in the window before considering a move for Jack Grealish as they push to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Grealish, the Aston Villa captain, has long been of interest to United yet it is..." August 04

  • Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham & Aston Villa in Contact Over Crystal Palace Midfielder James McCarthy

    90 Min "Exclusive: Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa are interested in a summer move for Crystal Palace's James McCarthy. The midfielder joined Palace from Everton is the summer of 2019 following an injury ravaged couple of seasons at Goodison, and instantly found his feet..." August 04

  • Arsenal transfer target Jack Grealish posts cryptic message over move from Aston Villa as fans beg him to join

    The Sun "JACK GREALISH sent fans into meltdown as he shared a cryptic post to his Twitter page.  The 24-year-old's future at Aston Villa remains in doubt amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. But his latest social media post appears to show he is not..." July 31

  • Arsenal 'register an interest in Jack Grealish' but will not meet Aston Villa's £80m valuation

    Daily Mail "Arsenal have joined the race to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish by expressing a serious interest, though are unwilling to meet the £80million valuation of the Midlands club. Grealish played a starring role in keeping his boyhood team in the Premier..." July 30

  • Bournemouth ponder legal action after Premier League relegation

    TeamTalk "Bournemouth have not ruled out a legal challenge over the failure to award a key goal against their relegation rivals Aston Villa. The Cherries have been relegated to the Championship after Villa finished the 2019-20 season just one point ahead of them. Villa secured a point..." July 28

  • Michael Owen hints at inside information on Jack Grealish to Manchester United transfer

    Manchester Evening News "Michael Owen claims he's been told that Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish 'has his heart set' on joining Manchester United. Grealish is one of United's top targets in the summer transfer window alongside the Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but..." July 28

  • Manchester United reignite interest in Jack Grealish with Jadon Sancho deal nearing completion

    The Independent "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to move for Jack Grealish even if Manchester United complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, although the Aston Villa star has been made aware he may not be a certain starter every week. The..." July 27

  • Premier League finale: Chelsea, Man United claim Champions League spots; Aston Villa survives

    Yahoo! Sports "The longest, strangest Premier League season ever contested nevertheless came to a familiar dramatic close on Sunday, almost a year after the coronavirus-cursed 2019-20 campaign — which was interrupted for more than three months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic —..." July 27

  • Transfer news; Jose Gimenez to Chelsea, Douglas Luiz to Arsenal

    Pro Soccer Talk "In the latest transfer news Jose Gimenez has been linked with a move to Chelsea, while Douglas Luiz has been linked with a move to Arsenal. Starting in west London, Jose Gimenez has been linked with a move to Chelsea as the Uruguay and Atletico Madrid defender was linked with..." July 25

  • Wolves, Aston Villa join race to sign €20m Bundesliga attacker

    TeamTalk "Wolves and Aston Villa have reportedly joined the race to sign Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica in the upcoming transfer window. The 24-year-old attacker has established himself as a top Bundesliga performer over recent seasons, and has previously been linked with..." July 23

  • Arsenal Establish Interest in Douglas Luiz as Man City Consider Activating Buy-Back Clause

    90 Min "Exclusive - Arsenal are considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, amid renewed interest from Manchester City. Luiz left City to join the Villans in a deal worth around £15m at the start of the season, and his stand-out performances have led to talk of a..." July 23

  • Some Arsenal fans want star who 'destroyed' them then called them a 'great team' signed

    HITC Sport "Arsenal fans have suggested that they should move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, after he ‘destroyed’ them last night.  Villa picked up a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Villa Park yesterday, and Grealish’s performance was certainly..." July 22