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  • China mooted as destination to finish Premier League season

    The Score "Premier League clubs, growing increasingly desperate as they continue to explore all options in order to complete the current season, have floated the possibility of shifting the entire operation abroad, according to The Athletic's Adam Crafton and David Ornstein. Ahead of a..." April 02

  • Man Utd may consider Jack Grealish transfer alternative after Aston Villa star hits headlines

    Daily Star "Manchester United may look into an alternative for Jack Grealish after the Aston Villa forward hit headlines for the wrong reason. The Daily Star understands United are keen on the midfielder, preparing to pay up to £70million for his..." March 31

  • Villa's Grealish apologizes for disobeying COVID-19 lockdown order

    talk sport "Jack Grealish has apologised and said he is ‘deeply embarrassed’ after disobeying government advice during the coronavirus pandemic and ‘stupidly agreeing’ to go to a friend’s house last weekend. West Midlands Police said they were called just before 10am..." March 31

  • Police investigate after Jack Grealish pictured at traffic incident

    The Guardian "West Midlands police have contacted the driver of the Range Rover near which the Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, was pictured following the vehicle’s collision with parked cars on Sunday morning. “Arrangements have now been made to obtain more details around the..." March 31

  • Soccer Star Peter Whittingham Dead At 35 After Head Injuries

    TMZ "English soccer star Peter Whittingham has tragically passed away after suffering head injuries from an accidental fall, his former club announced. He was only 35. The ex-Cardiff City and Aston Villa midfielder had reportedly been hospitalized following the accident on March..." March 19

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma learning English ahead of Premier League move

    Pro Soccer Talk "Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Premier League? Marca cites reports out of Italy that Donnarumma is learning English ahead of a transfer that would cost between $21 million and $27 million. Donnarumma has already made 190 appearances for AC Milan despite his relatively..." March 19

  • Possible dates for Premier League season to end revealed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Possible dates to end the domestic league seasons in Europe, including the Premier League, have been revealed following UEFA’s videoconference meeting on Thursday, as they discussed their options to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. UEFA postponed EURO 2020 and agreed to..." March 17

  • England cancels friendlies following postponement of Euro 2020

    The Score " England's June friendlies against Austria and Romania have been called off after Euro 2020 was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus. Gareth Southgate's side were due to face Austria in Vienna on June 2 before playing Romania at Villa Park on June 7. But..." March 17

  • Wayne Rooney rips Premier League's coronavirus response, says players were 'guinea pigs'

    CBS Sports "Wayne Rooney ripped the Premier League's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a column that ran Sunday in British newspaper The Times. The Premier League ultimately decided to suspend its season after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum..." March 16

  • Premier League to hold emergency meeting Thursday over season's future

    ESPN "The Premier League will hold a meeting with clubs on Thursday to discuss the fate of the season, an FA spokesperson told ESPN. The league was suspended until April 3 at the earliest on Friday after an emergency meeting. Officials were forced to act..." March 14

  • Sorry Liverpool but Premier League has to be declared null and void if players can’t play again

    The Sun "NO escaping the fact now, football in England is entering its most devastating period in 75 years. The news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (which came in a phone call to me from the Arsenal CEO late Thursday) and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus..." March 14

  • Premier League clubs may refuse to resume season when coronavirus crisis calms

    Daily Mail "Premier League clubs may refuse to play when the season is due to resume next month because of widespread concerns about their players' fitness and the integrity of the competition.  All of English professional football was shut down until April 3 on Friday following..." March 14

  • Man Utd plot £100m double transfer swoop for Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham

    Daily Star "Manchester United are planning a £100m double swoop for Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish. The club opened talks with 16-year-old Bellingham yesterday after the Birmingham midfielder travelled to United’s training base to meet senior club officials, including..." March 10

  • Manchester City Holds Off Aston Villa to Win Third Straight League Cup

    SI "For something he doesn’t much care about, Pep Guardiola has a curious knack of winning the League Cup. The Manchester City manager has been open about his belief that the secondary domestic cup competition needlessly clutters the calendar, but after Sunday’s 2–1 victory over..." March 01

  • Man Utd transfer target Jack Grealish drops fresh hint over summer window decision

    Express "Jack Grealish has given his biggest indication yet that he plans to remain at Aston Villa beyond the summer transfer window in a blow to Manchester United’s transfer plans. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be heavily backed in the next transfer market as he bids to further bolster his..." February 29

  • Manager Dean Smith admits League Cup win may not be enough to keep Man Utd target Jack Grealish

    Mirror "Dean Smith admits Aston Villa face a huge battle to keep Manchester United target Jack Grealish even if they win the League Cup and get into Europe. Villa captain Grealish will lead his boyhood club out at Wembley on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final against..." February 29

  • Manchester United step up Jack Grealish transfer interest

    Manchester Evening News "Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. The MEN understands United have expressed interest in signing Grealish, 24, early in the summer transfer window after they finalised their shortlist of playmaker..." February 26

  • Man Utd may have made Jack Grealish transfer decision because of two players

    Express "Manchester United have reportedly chosen to up the ante when it comes to their transfer pursuit of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish. And with the decision coming days after Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira were snubbed against Watford, their chance suggests the duo will be sold at the end..." February 26

  • Aston Villa battling Premier League rival for summer transfer

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa and West Ham United are both monitoring Gillingham's highly-rated central defender Jack Tucker, according to reports. The 20-year-old has become an integral part of Steve Evans' League One side, playing in 26 of their league fixtures this..." February 24

  • New Premier League schedule for April announced

    Pro Soccer Talk "The new Premier League schedule for April has been announced and there are plenty of changes to times and days. This is always a huge month in the Premier League season, especially with the title about to be wrapped up, the top four battle set to go down to the wire and the..." February 21

  • Manchester United Transfer Target Comparison: Jack Grealish vs. James Maddison

    The Busy Babe "There is no doubt the summer transfer window could be very exciting for Manchester United. There is a lot of incredible young talent in the English Premier League and two of the most exciting, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and James Maddison..." February 17

  • Tottenham could have signed £80million-rated Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish for just £6m 18 months ago

    The Sun "Villa, then cash strapped and in the Championship, were willing to sell their star man for that meagre price as they desperately needed the money. Club chiefs were in a race against time to pay off  debt and save Villa from the prospect of going into administration — or..." February 16

  • Aston Villa's summer plan to keep Jack Grealish from Man Utd's clutches

    Mirror "Aston Villa will break the bank to keep Jack Grealish at Villa Park.  Boss Dean Smith has hinted that the Birmingham club’s talismanic playmaker is in line for an eye-watering new deal to ward off interest. Grealish has emerged as Manchester..." February 16

  • Man Utd plot £160m transfer for Grealish AND Maddison as Solskjaer hopes pals can kick-start revival

    The Sun "OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is planning a £160million swoop to snap up Jack Grealish AND James Maddison this summer. And Manchester United’s boss hopes the fact the pair are close pals could tip the mega double-raid in his favour. Aston Villa skipper Grealish,..." February 12

  • Manchester United ‘agree terms’ for Jack Grealish

    The Busy Babe "Manchester United want to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, with contact already made between the club and players, according to reports in the media. United have approached the 24-year-old playmaker about a proposed move and have already got as far as agreeing..." February 10

  • Premier League reveal plans for a Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

    talk sport "The league’s new CEO, Richard Masters, has revealed they are actively working on plans to launch a Netflix-style digital streaming channel, selling live games direct to fans. Trials of a new ‘Over The Top’ (OTT) service that cuts out traditional broadcasters could..." February 09

  • Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, will consider a summer move, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club

    The Telegraph "Jack Grealish will consider a summer move to test himself at the next level, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club Aston Villa.   The 24-year-old has admirers at Manchester City and United, with Villa braced for approaches for the midfielder when the transfer window opens..." February 09

  • Jack Grealish prefers Man Utd transfer if he leaves Aston Villa despite Real Madrid and Barcelona interest

    The Sun "The Villa captain is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. And Grealish, close to a first England call-up, is understood to favour a move to Old Trafford above any other club. Villa would want up to £60million for..." February 09

  • England's top clubs promise league-wide bans for abusive fan behavior

    The Score "Premier League clubs have agreed to extend bans imposed on supporters for abusive behaviour to every stadium in the top-flight. There have been several incidents of Premier League stars being subjected to racist abuse from the stands this season. The Professional..." February 06

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona join Man Utd in £60m Jack Grealish transfer race for after sparkling Aston Villa form

    The Sun "BARCELONA and Real Madrid have joined Manchester United's hunt for Aston Villa's attacking midfielder Jack Grealish. Both Spanish giants are tracking the exciting 24-year-old as they identify their top transfer targets for the summer. Their interest will be..." February 06

  • Soccer reacts to Kobe Bryant, daughter deaths

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia, Bryant was a five-time..." January 27

  • Jose Mourinho in favor of PL’s winter break, but says timing all wrong

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jose Mourinho seems to be quite happy that the Premier League will implement its first-ever winter break next month, allowing players a bit of rest and recovery time during a marathon campaign, but says its timing makes the break almost worthless for clubs competing in European..." January 24

  • Report: Premier League refs told to use pitchside monitors for red cards

    The Score "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has instructed Premier League referees to start employing pitchside monitors when making potential red card decisions, according to BBC Sport's Simon Stone. Match officials in England's top flight have been criticized..." January 17

  • PFA under investigation over serious concerns about how charity is run

    The Score "The Professional Footballers' Association, the trade union for players in England and Wales, is facing a statutory inquiry into serious concerns about how the charity is run. The UK government's Charity Commission describes the inquiry as the "most serious..." January 14

  • Giroud, Batshuayi both rejected moves to Aston Villa

    We Ain't Got No History "Aston Villa, back in the big time after a short absence, have dropped into the relegation zone after the weekend’s 6-1 pasting by Manchester City, and have a massive battle on their hands in the remaining 16 games of the season to avoid going straight back down to the second..." January 14

  • Man Utd tipped to seal £70m Jack Grealish transfer in summer depending on one condition

    Express "Manchester United have been backed to secure an £70million summer deal for Jack Grealish - but the attacking midfielder will only leave Aston Villa if they are relegated from the Premier League this season. That’s the verdict of his former team-mate Gabriel..." January 13

  • Aston Villa submit €30M bid for Milan's Krzysztof Piatek

    The Score "In the wake of Wesley's season-ending knee injury, Aston Villa are turning to Serie A for reinforcements in attack. The Villans have tabled a €30-million offer for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, reports Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport..." January 07

  • Danny Drinkwater joins Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has not found any luck in his six-month stint at Burnley this season, although he did make it much harder to find it after the off-pitch incidents. Nevertheless, he has been granted another chance to shine as he has joined Premier League outfit Aston Villa on..." January 07

  • 'Spoken with him' - Frank Lampard responds to Aston Villa transfer speculation

    Birmingham Mail "Frank Lampard has opened the door for Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea this month amid speculation linking the striker with Aston Villa. Villa are in the market for a new forward after Wesley Moraes was ruled out for the rest of the season having suffered knee ligament..." January 06

  • Aston Villa manager says Jack Grealish not for sale

    The Busy Babe "Dean Smith Reminds United that Jack Grealish Is Not for Sale Aston Villa find themselves in a relegation battle and isn’t a surprise that boss Dean Smith has issued a message to United and other teams that Jack Grealish is not for sale in the January transfer..." January 04

  • Aston Villa lose key starters Heaton, Wesley for remainder of season

    The Score "Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton and forward Wesley have been ruled out for the rest of the season, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Record signing Wesley and Heaton were injured during the New Year's Day 2-1 win at Burnley. It has since been confirmed that..." January 03

  • Marseille and Aston Villa set for battle over Daniel Sturridge

    Daily Mail "Marseille and Aston Villa are among the clubs monitoring Daniel Sturridge's form at Trabzonspor. The former Liverpool striker scored twice in Trabzon's 6-2 win over Kayserispor last Saturday, taking his tally to four goals in six starts for the Turkish..." January 02

  • Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp are right: Premier League's holiday fixture congestion is a big problem

    Yahoo! Sports "Every Premier League team knows exactly what it will be dealing with when the fixtures for the new season are released at the start of every summer. There’s no great mystery about it. The schedule packs in three games per team between Christmas and New Year’s Day, an onslaught of..." December 31

  • Aston Villa want Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea in January

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa are interested in taking Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan in the January transfer window. Sky Sports News has been told that Villa boss Dean Smith sees Drinkwater as a good option to cover for John McGinn, whose fractured ankle is set to keep him out..." December 31

  • Premier League coaching hot seat

    CBS Sports "It's December, and six managers have already been sacked this Premier League season. At the halfway point of the 2019-20 campaign, five teams have made changes with Watford already firing two managers in Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores. The latest to get canned was West Ham's..." December 30

  • Best Christmas messages from Premier League

    NBC Sports "Merry Christmas to everyone! Premier League stars and clubs have been sending out holiday wishes on Christmas Day, and there have been some absolute beauties. From Kevin De Bruyne winning the holiday season with his recreation of Kevin McAllister from Home Alone,..." December 25

  • The perfect Christmas gift for every Premier League club

    The Score "The holidays are here, and with the Premier League swiftly approaching the midway point, here's a look at the perfect gift for each of the 20 sides. Aston Villa Better away form: Dean Smith's charges have the fewest away points (4) despite bagging a dozen goals..." December 25

  • Aston Villa interested in cut-price deal with Chelsea for Pedro

    We Ain't Got No History "There’s a very good chance that Pedro has played his final game for Chelsea, in what was already a surprise appearance (let alone start!) in last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat by West Ham United. The 32-year-old veteran winger is into the final few months of his contract, and an..." December 09

  • David de Gea claims Man Utd poor form is down to 'lack of quality'

    ESPN "Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has said the team's poor form is due to a "lack of quality" in certain areas. United have won only two of their last eight Premier League games and sit ninth in the table, nine points behind the Champions League places..." November 30

  • Trio of Premier League clubs interested in Nicolas Gaitan

    The Guardian "Nicolás Gaitán could be on his way to the Premier League in January, with West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United interested in signing the former Argentina winger on a two-year deal. The 31-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at MLS..." November 21