Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • Tim Sherwood set for shock move to Spain

    Daily Mail "Tim Sherwood is set to be offered a shock route back into football by a Spanish top-flight side. The mystery team, thought to be currently with a manager but struggling, are pursuing Sherwood despite his recent sacking because of his history at Tottenham Hotspur and injection of life into Aston..." November 19

  • Brendan Rodgers set for shock new job after interest from Chelsea, Villa, Fulham and QPR

    The Express "Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool by October 4 and replaced by Jurgen Klopp. "I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club. It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three years," he said via the LMA. The..." November 18

  • Everton consider deal for ex-Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar on free transfer – report

    Metro "Everton could be preparing to offer a contract to former Aston Villa defender and free agent Ron Vlaar if he can prove his fitness. The 30-year-old was a key player during his time at Villa Park, but has been without a club since leaving at the end of last season. Vlaar’s recent knee surgery..." November 17

  • New Aston Villa boss Remi Garde bans speaking French

    Pro Soccer Talk "Remi Garde earned six caps for French national team, spent most of his playing career in his home country, and managed Lyon to a French Cup title. Now the boss at Aston Villa, Garde’s first rule in charge: No speaking French. Villa has seen a French revolution over the past few months, with..." November 04

  • Aston Villa appoint Remi Garde and then spell his name wrong

    Metro "Remi Garde has been unveiled as Aston Villa manager much to the excitement of Aston Villa fans. And one member of Villa’s social media team seemed to get a little over excited as they managed to spell his name wrong. " November 02

  • Micah Richards set to appeal FA improper conduct charge

    Daily Star "The defender faces a possible three-match ban after being charged following a tunnel bust-up during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Swansea. The 27-year-old is the one referee Neil Swarbrick has pointed the finger at as several players got involved in a furious melee. Richards feels he was..." October 28

  • Remi Garde the early favorite to take over at Aston Villa

    Pro Soccer Talk "With Tim Sherwood out at Aston Villa, the search for a new manager is well underway. Early speculation has tabbed Remi Garde as the favorite to take over, with reports that the club has already been in talks with the Frenchman to succeed Sherwood. Garde, 49, played in France for Lyon and..." October 27

  • Arsenal fined £60,000 by FA for breach of agent regulations over Calum Chambers' £15m move from Southampton

    Daily Mail "Arsenal have been fined £60,000 and warned over their future conduct after breaching Football Agent Regulations in the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton, the Football Association have announced. Chambers moved from Saints to the Gunners in July 2014 for £15million, and Sportsmail's..." October 26

  • Tim Sherwood thanks Aston Villa staff, players and fans after sacking

    Sky Sports "Sacked Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has wished the club well and says he will "treasure" May's trip to the FA Cup final. Sherwood fulfilled his brief to keep Villa up last season and also took them to Wembley, but he lost his job on Sunday on the back of a sixth straight Premier League..." October 26

  • Ex-Man Utd and Everton manager David Moyes wants Aston Villa job

    Daily Star "Villa boss Tim Sherwood is the latest top-flight boss under pressure, with Moyes and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers being linked with his job. And Starsport understands that Moyes, 52, would find it hard to turn down an approach from Villa. The former Everton and Manchester United..." October 18

  • Confirmed: Aston Villa star signs new four-year deal

    The Express "ASTON VILLA goalkeeper Jed Steer has signed a new contract with the club and extended his loan spell at Huddersfield. The 23-year-old, who joined Villa from Norwich two years ago, has put pen to paper on a fresh deal at Villa Park which will run to the summer of 2019. Steer moved to..." October 15

  • Report: Brendan Rodgers to take over at Aston Villa

    Pro Soccer Talk "Brendan Rodgers has been out of a job for eight days, but the former Liverpool boss is already being lined up for a return to the Premier League. With Jurgen Klopp arriving at Anfield amid much fanfare, it’s easy to forget that Rodgers led the Reds to the brink of the PL title in 2013-14 before..." October 13

  • Tim Sherwood under pressure and doesn't have much time to save Aston Villa job

    Daily Mail "Tim Sherwood’s job at Aston Villa is under deep scrutiny and could hinge on results before the November international break. Villa have lost six of seven Premier League games to sit four points from safety in 18th and the manager is ready to fight for his future by going on the front foot in..." October 12

  • Tim Sherwood fighting to save Aston Villa job as crunch matches against Chelsea and Swansea loom

    The Telegraph "Tim Sherwood is fighting to save his job and ready to get ruthless with Aston Villa's summer signings as he prepares for potentially pivotal matches against Chelsea and Swansea City. Less than five months after leading the club to the FA Cup final, Sherwood has lost six of the last seven..." October 11

  • Aston Villa targeting January transfer move for Gokhan Tore, say reports

    Metro "Aston Villa are targeting a January transfer move for Turkey winger Gokhan Tore, according to reports. Despite signing a host of players in the summer window, Villa have won just one game this season and are currently residing in 18th. " October 01

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28

  • Jack Grealish is worth more than £60m, says Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

    Daily Mail "Jack Grealish is valued higher than the record fee paid by a British club, according to Tim Sherwood. The Aston Villa manager insists he would not accept a bid worth £60million for the 20-year-old playmaker. Grealish is set to feature against Liverpool, the opponents he established his..." September 26

  • Liverpool’s Christian Benteke a doubt for Aston Villa reunion due to injury

    The Guardian "Christian Benteke is to have a scan on a hamstring problem on Tuesday amid concerns the Liverpool striker could miss a reunion with his former club Aston Villa. The £32.5m summer signing from Villa was substituted at half-time during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Norwich City on Sunday having..." September 22

  • Everton, Aston Villa, Swansea and Leicester set to battle it out for £5m-rated winger

    The Express "The 28-year-old has less than a year remaining on his contract - with the Daily Mirror reporting the two sides could bid for the £5m-rated player in January. Leicester City and Swansea have also been linked with a move for the midfielder who has made 137 appearances for the the club in all..." September 15

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • Aston Villa miss out on Dimitar Berbatov after striker seals move to Greek side PAOK Salonika

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa have missed out on bringing Dimitar Berbatov back to the Premier League after the Bulgaria striker signed a one-year deal with Greek side PAOK Salonika. Free agent Berbatov, 34, was released by Monaco in the summer and held deadline-day talks over a move to Villa. However, the..." September 02

  • Aston Villa back in for Emmanuel Adebayor

    The Telegraph "Tim Sherwood is ready to revive his bid to sign Emmanuel Adebayor and will complete a deal for Joleon Lescott on Tuesday. Sherwood will make a late move to take Adebayor on deadline day after the Tottenham Hotspur forward's switch to West Ham collapsed. Adebayor has already met Sherwood for..." September 01

  • Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew 'had four-year affair' with Ghana team-mate's wife

    Daily Mirror "New Aston Villa signing Jordan Ayew reportedly had a four-year affair with the wife of one of his international team-mates. Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah has played alongside the Villa new boy in the Ghana national team since 2012, but a leaked audio tape that is purported to be from..." August 28

  • Sunderland plot transfer of Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson to strengthen struggling defence

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland will bid to re-sign Kieran Richardson as they attempt to reverse their nightmare start to the Premier League season. The versatile Aston Villa man has lost the left-back berth to new boy Jordan Amavi and boss Tim Sherwood may allow him to leave before the window closes in two weeks'..." August 18

  • Aston Villa ‘make £7.8m transfer offer for Keita Balde Diao’

    Metro "Aston Villa have made a £7.8million bid for Lazio striker Keita Balde Diao, according to reports. Diao is one of the most exciting forwards in Europe and has been watched by Arsenal and Liverpool scouts in recent months. " August 14

  • Adama Traore set for Aston Villa switch "The young Barcelona winger has already passed a medical with the Premier League outfit and will complete deal with Tim Sherwood's side in the next few hours. Barcelona forward Adama Traore is set to sign for Aston Villa. The 19-year-old winger has been in England for 10 days looking at..." August 14

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • Aston Villa: Craig Bellamy played a part in the signing of Rudy Gestede

    Birmingham Mail "Tim Sherwood has revealed how his in-depth pursuit of Rudy Gestede included a lengthy briefing from pal and peer Craig Bellamy. The Welshman played alongside the new Villa striker at Cardiff and enhanced Sherwood’s fondness for the forward with a glowing reference. Bellamy told the Villa..." August 10

  • Emmanuel Adebayor: Why Tottenham striker's move to Aston Villa is on the verge of collapsing

    Birmingham Mail "Loan switch from White Hart Lane to Villa Park set to fall through over striker's refusal to relocate. Aston Villa look set to miss out on Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor as the striker is refusing to relocate to the Midlands. The 31-year-old had passed a medical and agreed to a season-long..." August 07

  • Ciaran Clark signs new five-year deal with Aston Villa

    Daily Star "The 25-year-old Irishman has thrown in his lot with manager Tim Sherwood’s Villa revolution. Clark said: "I'm absolutely thrilled. Everyone is looking forward to the new season and I'm delighted to be going into the opening game on Saturday knowing my long-term future has been sorted."" August 05

  • Emmanuel Adebayor set for Aston Villa loan move

    The Telegraph "Emmanuel Adebayor is on the brink of snubbing late interest from Crystal Palace to reunite with Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa. Adebayor spent Tuesday at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground, where he discussed personal terms and was given a tour of the facilities. The Togolese striker will also..." July 29

  • Dimitar Berbatov to join Aston Villa as personal terms being discussed

    The Express "The former Spurs, Manchester United and Fulham striker is a free agent after being released by French club Monaco at the end of the season. Villa boss Sherwood is looking to boost his side's scoring options after struggling for goals last season, and former captain and crowd favourite Petrov,..." July 29

  • Aston Villa in the race for Jordan Veretout

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa and Leicester City are both competing to sign FC Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout. The 22-year-old, who contributed to 44 per-cent of the Ligue One side's goals last term, is expected to fly over to England in the next 48 hours as he decides on a move. Villa are hoping he will..." July 29

  • Aston Villa bid for Lorient's Jordan Ayew accepted, according to Sky sources

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa have had a bid of £12m accepted by Lorient for striker Jordan Ayew, according to Sky sources. The Ghana international is expected to arrive in Birmingham in the next 24 hours for further talks and a medical." July 25

  • Tottenham consider loaning Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa

    The Telegraph "Tottenham Hotspur will consider allowing Emmanuel Adebayor to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan which would effectively end his White Hart Lane career. Villa manager Tim Sherwood is interested in signing striker Adebayor after Liverpool triggered Christian Benteke’s £32.5million release..." July 21

  • Aston Villa open talks with Tottenham over Adebayor as Christian Benteke closes in on £32.5m move to Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa have opened talks with Tottenham over the proposed transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor. Manager Tim Sherwood has earmarked the 31-year-old as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Christian Benteke. Tottenham want around £4million for Adebayor but the stumbling block is his wages of..." July 20

  • Fabian Delph signs for Manchester City... just days after he declared he was going to STAY at Aston Villa

    Daily Mail "Fabian Delph has left Aston Villa after performing a sensational U-turn to sign for Manchester City. Delph was in discussions over a move to the Etihad in an £8million deal and the transfer was confirmed by Villa's official website on Friday evening. The club wrote: 'Aston Villa can confirm..." July 17

  • Liverpool will trigger £32.5m release clause to beat Man Utd to sign Christian Benteke

    The Express "The Anfield club had previously baulked at matching the fee, valuing Benteke at nearer £25m, but are now ready to meet it and deliver the player Rodgers has coveted. It will amount to a statement of the club’s intent ahead of the new season. Further discussions between Liverpool chief..." July 16

  • Manchester United eye up move to trump Liverpool for £32.5million Christian Benteke

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are monitoring Christian Benteke’s position at Aston Villa as they consider rivalling Liverpool in the race for the Belgium international. Louis van Gaal has re-shaped his squad with the arrivals of Matteo Darmin, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin,..." July 15

  • Liverpool preparing bid Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke - sources

    ESPN FC "Liverpool are preparing a bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, sources have told ESPN FC. With Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City set to be confirmed, Liverpool now have the funds available to launch a bid for Benteke, who has been on their radar for some time. Liverpool..." July 14

  • Bournemouth set to snap up Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio

    Daily Star "PREMIER LEAGUE new-boys Bournemouth are set to splash the cash again – with a £7.5million swoop for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio. And ahead of their debut season in the top flight, the Cherries are also hot on the heels of in-demand QPR striker Charlie Austin. Antonio, 25, had..." July 12

  • Townsend interesting Aston Villa and Sunderland with Tottenham slapping a £15million price tag on their man

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa and Sunderland remain keen on Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. The England international has been determined to cement his place in Tottenham's first team but is facing an uncertain future as Mauricio Pochettino re-shapes his squad. Tim Sherwood and Dick Advocaat would both like..." July 10

  • Christian Benteke to tell Tim Sherwood he wants to leave Aston Villa

    The Guardian "Christian Benteke will report back to Aston Villa on Wednesday and tell Tim Sherwood he wants to leave. Villa are insistent the striker will not be sold unless the £32.5m exit clause in his contract is met but he has no desire to remain and it threatens to turn into a difficult situation for the..." July 07

  • Liverpool refuse to meet Christian Benteke's £32.5m buy-out clause as deal for striker reaches impasse

    Daily Mail "Liverpool's pursuit of Christian Benteke has hit an impasse until Aston Villa give them an indication they will be prepared to drop their asking price from the £32.5million buy-out clause. Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in a new centre forward to boost their tally of 52..." July 05

  • Aston Villa set to sign Idrissa Gueye for £9m next week as Lille midfielder passes medical and agrees terms

    Daily Mail "Idrissa Gueye has passed a medical at Aston Villa and is set to complete his £9million move from Lille next week. Manager Tim Sherwood played a key role in convincing the box-to-box midfielder to join the club after talks at Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday and Friday. Gueye has..." July 04

  • Manchester City ‘chasing transfer deal for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph’

    Metro "Manchester City are believed to be close to wrapping up a deal for Aston Villa’s England international midfielder Fabian Delph. Delph, 25, was a pivotal figure last season for Villa as they preserved their Premier League status and reached the FA Cup final. City’s midfield options have been..." July 03

  • Reds ready to tempt Aston Villa by offering Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini rather than pay £32.5m

    The Independent "Liverpool maintain hopes that the deadlock could be broken in talks to sign Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, though no bid has yet been placed. Manager Brendan Rodgers still wants another proven goalscorer to the Liverpool ranks - despite the addition of Brazilian Roberto Firmino last week -..." June 29

  • Manchester City eye transfer of Aston Villa's Fabian Delph for just £10m thanks to release clause

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City are ready to exploit an astonishingly low buy-out clause in Fabian Delph’s new contract. MirrorSport can reveal Aston Villa and England midfielder Delph is available for only around £10million under the terms of the deal he signed in January. Delph had relegation-threatened..." June 27

  • Aston Villa aim to hang on to Christian Benteke through £32.5m clause

    The Guardian "Aston Villa insist Christian Benteke will not be allowed to leave for anything less than the £32.5m release clause in his contract and are relaxed about holding onto a player who has made it clear he has no intention of signing a new deal and wishes to join a club competing at the top end of the..." June 25

  • Liverpool go cool on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke as focus switches to Fernando Llorente and Carlos Bacca

    The Telegraph "Liverpool are turning their attentions to the Juventus striker Fernando Llorente and Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca after refusing to meet the £32.5 million release fee to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. Llorente is expected to be made available by the Italian champions, who are reshaping..." June 21

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