Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • Aston Villa: Paul Lambert fears losing Fabian Delph in January transfer window

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert fails to rule out January exit for sought-after England midfielder who has yet to take up Villa's offer of a new deal as his contract runs out in summer. Paul Lambert fears he may lose prized asset Fabian Delph in January as the England midfielder’s contract..." November 29

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert defends decision to loan Darren Bent to Brighton

    Sky Sports "Villa have scored just six goals all season, with forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andi Weimann getting three each, but Lambert packed Bent off on loan to Championship side Brighton. Asked if Bent's career as a top-flight forward is over, the Scot said: "No, listen, I don't know. Darren wanted..." November 28

  • Aston Villa determined to reject bids for Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar in January

    The Telegraph "Randy Lerner is ready to resist any offers for Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar in the January transfer window. Lerner, the Aston Villa chairman, has assured Paul Lambert that he is not prepared to sanction the sales of the two key players, despite their futures remaining uncertain. Delph and..." November 08

  • Fabian Delph deals fresh blow to Aston Villa after revealing he is unlikely to sign new contract

    The Telegraph "Fabian Delph has told Aston Villa he has no plans to sign a new contract and is set to leave the club in the summer, in another shattering blow for the manager, Paul Lambert. Delph appears poised for the Villa exit on a free transfer at the end of the season, in a move which is likely to spark..." November 07

  • Manchester United plot January transfer swoop for Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar

    Metro "Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is plotting a January raid on Aston Villa for Ron Vlaar. The former Netherlands manager is keen to bring a new centre-back to Old Trafford in the next transfer window after poor form and injuries have decimated his backline so far this season. Marcos..." November 05

  • Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev hit with seven-game ban for racist abuse

    Daily Mirror "The Bulgarian, who is on loan at the Glasgow side from Aston Villa, was charged following an incident against Aberdeen in September. Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev has been hit with a seven-game ban after the Scottish FA found him guilty of racist abuse. The Bulgarian, who is on loan..." October 30

  • QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke on transfer alert to agree Clint Dempsey loan in January

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is ready to make a Premier League loan return in January. USA skipper Dempsey rejoined old club Fulham for a two-month stint last term. And the Seattle Sounders striker, 31, is set to head back to England during the MLS close-season. QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke will all be keen..." October 27

  • Aston Villa could sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis

    The Guardian "Aston Villa’s manager Paul Lambert has announced that the club have an option to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United on a permanent basis in January. The midfielder is on loan from Louis van Gaal’s side at present and Lambert has been impressed with him since his summer..." October 25

  • Danny Ings ready to run down Burnley contract as Newcastle and Aston Villa monitor £10m rated striker

    Daily Mail "Burnley striker Danny Ings is ready to see out his contract and leave Turf Moor in the summer. The 22-year-old, who returned to the starting line-up against West Ham on Saturday after missing three games with a hamstring strain, has been offered new terms by Burnley. Yet with the likes of..." October 19

  • Aston Villa DEMAND £12m from Man Utd or Arsenal for captain Ron Vlaar

    The Express "According to ESPN, Villa will accept the probability of losing their stalwart centre-half, and eek out the best financial deal possible. Vlaar's contract is set to expire in the summer of 2015, but the players obvious commitment to Villa may force United to make a sizeable offer in January, to..." October 17

  • Man United target Ron Vlaar DEMANDS Aston Villa double his salary to convince him to stay

    Daily Star "United boss Louis van Gaal is heading the battle to sign the Dutch international defender, with a host of other top clubs also keen. World Cup star Vlaar, 29, is not among the high earners at Villa Park and his long-term future remains in doubt given the fact he's out of contract in the..." October 14

  • Jack Grealish poised to kill off Chelsea and Manchester City interest by signing new Aston Villa contract

    The Telegraph "Jack Grealish is poised to sign a new £20,000-a-week contract at Aston Villa after joining Stellar Group, the football agency which represents Gareth Bale and Ashley Cole. Grealish, the highly-rated teenage winger, is expected to conclude talks in the next 48 hours over a four-year deal that..." October 14

  • Aston Villa offer Fabian Delph a new four-year contract as they fight to keep England star

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa have made a formal new contract offer to Fabian Delph as they try to keep the England midfielder. Delph, 24, is in the final year of his deal at Villa Park after joining from Leeds in August 2009. Following a slow start to his time in the Midlands, he is now in demand after his..." October 14

  • Roy Keane: I'll quit Aston Villa if my work with the Republic of Ireland suffers

    Birmingham Mail "Roy Keane has said he will quit Aston Villa if his work with the Republic of Ireland suffers. Paul Lambert's assistant manager at Villa Park is also No.2 to Martin O'Neill at the Republic of Ireland – and he said Villa boss Lambert was well aware of his position. “I feel that if I am taking..." October 14

  • Man Utd plot winter raid of Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar

    The Express "The central defender, who was a key figure in Holland’s passage to the World Cup semi-finals – one which was overseen by Van Gaal – sees his Villa contract run out next summer. That, believes Van Gaal, makes the 29-year-old vulnerable to bids during the January transfer window. Although..." October 12

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton queuing up to sign Man Utd outcast Ashley Young

    The Express "Reports claim the Premier League trio are keen to acquire the winger who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Young started United's first three matches of the season, but has since failed to feature for Louis Van Gaal's team of Galacticos. The 29-year-old's contract is..." September 29

  • Arsenal and Everton eye transfer of Fabian Delph from Aston Villa as free agency looms

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa are battling to keep Fabian Delph. Arsenal and Everton are among those closely monitoring the situation of the new England midfielder. The 24-year-old has been offered a new deal by the Villans to prevent him leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season. But he has yet..." September 28

  • Paul Lambert: Aston Villa manager extends contract

    BBC "Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension until June 2018 following the club's unbeaten start to the Premier League season. The 45-year-old Scot took charge at Villa Park in June 2012 and, despite finishing 15th in both seasons, Villa have won three out of four this..." September 18

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants Fabian Delph to sign new deal

    Sky Sports "Villa's player of the year last season - made a solid substitute's appearance in last week's friendly win over Norway at Wembley before continuing to impress in the European qualifier in Switzerland. "I didn't see his first appearance against Norway because I was away watching a game myself,"..." September 15

  • Aston Villa facing battle to keep Ron Vlaar

    Daily Mirror "New Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox faces a battle to keep captain Ron Vlaar. The Holland defender is in the final year of his contract at Villa Park. He has held casual talks with boss Paul Lambert about his future, but no detailed negotiations have yet taken place. Vlaar appears in no..." September 13

  • Jack Grealish offered new Aston Villa deal to ward off interest from Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa have offered teenage sensation Jack Grealish a new four-year deal at the club. The 19-year-old has attracted interest from Chelsea and is in the final 12 months of his current contract at Villa Park. Grealish was handed his first-team debut at the end of last season against..." September 10

  • England new-boy Fabian Delph set for bumper contract at Aston Villa

    Daily Star "Villa owner Randy Lerner is personally overseeing plans to keep the midfield star at his club with a bumper new four-year contract. Delph impressed on his first start for England in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland. And American billionaire Lerner is now ready to sideline his..." September 10

  • Chelsea eye up Jack Grealish as Aston Villa contract talks stall

    Daily Star "The Blues are lurking with Villa battling to persuade Grealish to sign a new contract. Chelsea are long-term admirers of the exciting 18-year-old winger, but they have failed to lure him to Stamford Bridge despite making previous attempts as he has risen through the Villa ranks. They are now..." September 09

  • Aston Villa: Fabian Delph deserves his England chance, says Philippe Senderos

    Birmingham Mail "Philippe Senderos says Fabian Delph’s England breakthrough is fully deserved as the Aston Villa pair get set to lock horns in the heat of a Euro qualifier. Delph is with Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of Monday’s Euro 2016 tie in Switzerland having made a 69th-minute debut substitute appearance for..." September 08

  • Aston Villa set to sign €5.75m Italian international free agent

    HITC Sport "The Transfer Window may be shut, but that does not mean the market closes just yet. While the big sellers may have shut their doors and taken their remaining goods home, the independent traders are up late wheeling and dealing, trying to get themselves a bargain after hours. One such man is..." September 04

  • Tom Cleverley joins Aston Villa on season-long loan from Manchester United

    Sky Sports "Tom Cleverley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Manchester United, both clubs have confirmed. The 25-year-old England international, unwanted by new United boss Louis van Gaal, clinched the deal with just moments to spare of the transfer window after a day of confusion almost..." September 02

  • Aston Villa England rookie Fabian Delph's call-up a reward for sacrificing his summer holidays

    Daily Mirror "Fabian Delph has revealed a summer working out with a personal trainer has made him the perfect fit for England. The Aston Villa midfielder took only a week's holiday in the off-season with a trainer nicknamed Jamie Velocity - and has made a quick start to the campaign for Paul Lambert's..." September 02

  • Tom Cleverley's £8m move to Aston Villa from Manchester United threatened by player's wage demands

    The Telegraph "Paul Lambert fears that his £8 million offer to sign the Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley could collapse over wages. Lambert’s bid for the England international has been accepted, as revealed last week by the Telegraph, and Aston Villa are hopeful of concluding a deal on..." September 01

  • Tom Cleverley weighing up £7million move to Aston Villa after talks with Roy Keane on Friday

    Daily Mirror "Tom Cleverley is weighing up a £7m switch to Aston Villa following talks with Roy Keane. Villa have had an offer accepted for the Manchester United midfielder and hope assistant boss Keane, an Old Trafford legend, has persuaded him his future lies at the Midlands club after the pair met in..." August 30

  • Aston Villa to make £8million bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley

    The Telegraph "Paul Lambert is making an ambitious bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley after getting the green light from Randy Lerner. Lambert, the Aston Villa manager, is ready to offer around £8million for the England international as he bids to further strengthen his squad but is facing..." August 29

  • Aston Villa to make £8million bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley

    The Telegraph "Paul Lambert is making an ambitious bid for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley after getting the green light from Randy Lerner. Lambert, the Aston Villa manager, is ready to offer around £8million for the England international as he bids to further strengthen his squad but is facing..." August 28

  • Paul Lambert plans formal talks with Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar in bid to see off Southampton and Tottenham

    Metro "The Dutch international has attracted interest from Southampton and Tottenham after an impressive showing at the World Cup this summer. But Lambert remains hopeful he can convince Vlaar to remain with the Villains after revealing a brief but positive chat over the weekend. ‘Ron’s got another..." August 05

  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses on loan for the season

    The Telegraph "Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has made a move for Chelsea winger Victor Moses and will step up his bid to sign Ki Sung-yueng this week. Lambert is keen to sign Moses on loan for the season and is waiting for a response from Jose Mourinho. Moses, 23, will be allowed out for another season..." July 29

  • 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

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