Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • West Brom keeping tabs on Aston Villa defender, but no bid made

    Birmingham Mail " West Bromwich Albion have not made a bid for Aston Villa centre-back Ciaran Clark, the Birmingham Mail understands. Albion have not even enquired about the Republic of Ireland defender." July 22

  • Aston Villa flop Charles N'Zogbia trying to earn a deal at Premier League club

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa flop Charles N'Zogbia is trying to kickstart his career by training with Sunderland. N'Zogbia's disappointing five year spell at Villa came to an end this summer when he was released at the end of his contract. The 29-year-old French winger is a free agent, but has linked up with..." July 05

  • Aston Villa target West Brom striker Rickie Lambert

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa are considering a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert as their search for a prolific marksman continues. New boss Roberto Di Matteo wants to bolster his strikeforce and reckons the 34-year-old still has what it takes to succeed. Lambert has scored just four..." June 29

  • Aston Villa eye Juventus goalkeeper: Serie A giants expected to allow loan move

    The Express "The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been at the Serie A giants since 2012 but been regularly shipped out on loan. Leali is yet to feature in the league for Juventus with Gianluigi Buffon maintaining his long-term hold on the position. And according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Leali could be let go on..." June 26

  • Roberto Di Matteo explains who is responsible for transfers at Aston Villa now

    Birmingham Mail "Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that he is in charge of signing players - for now. Di Matteo will have the final say on transfers as Aston Villa strive to assemble a Championship promotion winning squad. Last summer there was confusion over who was responsible for signings with friction..." June 20

  • New Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo wants Watford's Costel Pantilimon as his No.1

    Daily Mirror "Roberto Di Matteo wants Watford No.2 keeper Costel Pantilimon to join him at Aston Villa. But the Italian 29-year-old Romanian is understood to be unwilling to take a pay cut to trade Vicarage Road for Villa Park. Pantilimon joined Watford in January this year from Sunderland on a three and..." June 20

  • Aston Villa and West Brom want to sign this Welsh ace

    Daily Star "The ex-Reading man, 27, is now a free agent after running down his contract with the Championship outfit in order to make himself a bargain transfer this summer. And that plan, allied to his excellent early form at Euro 2016 in France, appears to be working as interest in Robson-Kanu is..." June 19

  • Roberto Di Matteo thinks 'the only way is up' for Aston Villa and is close to signing defender Tommy Elphick

    Daily Mail "Roberto Di Matteo has hailed his new job at Aston Villa as an ‘exciting project’ and said ‘the only way is up’ now for the ailing Midlands club. But as the 46-year-old Italian was formally unveiled as Villa’s new manager alongside new owner Tony Xia, he admitted there is ‘a tough season ahead’ in..." June 16

  • Aston Villa to announce Roberto Di Matteo as new manager

    Daily Mail "Roberto Di Matteo will officially be confirmed as Aston Villa’s new manager, having agreed an initial two-year deal that includes a £2m bonus if he gets Villa back into the Premier League. The 46-year-old Italian won the Champions League as Chelsea boss in 2012 but hasn’t worked in management..." June 02

  • Roberto Di Matteo is the new Aston Villa manager on a £35,000-a-week contract

    The Sun "SunSport can reveal the 45-year-old Italian has been notified the job of returning Villa to past glories is his, following a positive meeting with Villa chairman Steve Hollis last Thursday. Hollis was "bowled over" by Di Matteo after meeting the former Chelsea and Italy midfielder for the first..." June 01

  • Aston Villa face battle to keep Jack Grealish as Stoke City lead handful of interested Premier League clubs

    The Telegraph "Jack Grealish is back on the radar of Premier League clubs after impressing at the Toulon Tournament, with Aston Villa facing a battle to keep him after relegation to the Championship. Grealish has been identified as a potential summer target by Stoke City, while Tottenham Hotspur and Everton..." May 31

  • Nigel Pearson to snub Aston Villa as club nears sale

    The Express "Former Leicester boss Pearson is the preferred choice of chairman Steve Hollis but that is on hold with the club in the process of being sold. ?But the impending new owner Tony Xia approached former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes – only to be turned down. Roberto Di Matteo..." May 24

  • Relegated Aston Villa to be sold to Chinese group

    The Comeback "It hasn’t been a secret that Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has been looking to sell his struggling English Premier League team. After being relegated from the EPL, Aston Villa’s owner has finally found a group looking to buy the team, a team whose value has no doubt plummeted. Aston Villa’s..." May 18

  • Serie A giants AC Milan plot summer move for Aston Villa ace amid Premier League drop

    The Express "The French full back made just 10 Premier League appearances for the already relegated Midlands side before being ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained during an Under-21 international in November. And he nows looks unlikely to feature for Villa again,..." May 12

  • Aston Villa takeover set to be completed within days as Chinese group close in on £75million deal

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa are set to be taken over by a Chinese consortium within the next few days, paving the way for Damien Comolli to return to English football. The Rui Kang Group are close to agreeing a £75million deal with owner Randy Lerner for the relegated Premier League side. And the Chinese..." May 12

  • Shock betting frenzy on Roberto Di Matteo to be next Villa boss; Nigel Pearson odds widen

    Birmingham Mail "A new odds-on favourite for the Aston Villa role has this afternoon emerged in the form of former Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo. The Italian has been out of work since resigning as boss of Bundesliga side Schalke 12 months ago, having led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012. The man..." May 12

  • Aston Villa fans planning march and mystery protest against Newcastle

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa supporters will step up their demonstrations against Randy Lerner with a march before this weekend's final Premier League match at Villa Park. The Aston Villa Protest Group are also planning a mystery #InTheAirOn74 protest during the game against relegation-threatened..." May 03

  • Middlesbrough join Aston Villa and West Brom in race for 'Belgian Jamie Vardy'

    talkSport "Middlesbrough have joined Aston Villa and West Brom in the race image: for Gent star Laurent Depoitre. The striker has scored 15 goals in Belgium this season and is expected to be on the move this summer. Aston Villa and West Brom are..." April 27

  • Aston Villa set for second round of talks with Nigel Pearson as crisis club continues search for next manager

    Daily Mail "Nigel Pearson will hold further talks with Aston Villa this week as the crisis club prepare for next season’s Championship campaign. The former Leicester manager held initial discussions with Villa chairman Steve Hollis last week and Sportsmail understands another round of talks are..." April 27

  • Aston Villa centre-back Okore axed for the rest of the season "The 23-year-old centre-back will take no further part in the relegated club's remaining four Premier League games. Aston Villa’s caretaker manager Eric Black has revealed that Jores Okore refused to be on the bench for the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth and has been dropped to the Under-21s for the..." April 22

  • Joleon Lescott set to be sold by Aston Villa following relegation

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa will look to offload controversial central defender Joleon Lescott as part of a summer clear-out following relegation. Villa, despite inserting clauses into all player contracts forcing them to take 50 per cent pay cuts, will strike deals for a number of their current squad to leave..." April 22

  • Aston Villa players to take a 50 per cent pay drop after Premier League relegation if they stay at the club

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa players will be required to take a 50 per cent pay drop if they remain at the crisis club next season. A number of Villa stars, in particular their most recent signings, have pay drop clauses written into their contracts. Such clauses are common practice at Premier League clubs,..." April 20

  • Aston Villa begin compiling managerial targets as they prepare for life in the Championship

    The Telegraph "Aston Villa will start compiling a shortlist of managerial targets this week as they prepare for relegation to the Championship. Villa’s football board will step up their pursuit of a new manager after holding a meeting before Saturday’s home defeat to Bournemouth, with Nigel Pearson and David..." April 11

  • Premier League players 'underperform because of worries over poker losses on team bus'

    The Telegraph "Premier League players are underperforming on the pitch because of worries arising from poker games on the team coach or at hotels before matches, according to new research. Top footballers are also using online betting sites to conceal their gambling from their partners, the British..." April 07

  • Dwight Yorke tells talkSPORT: I want the Aston Villa job and I have Sir Alex Ferguson's backing

    talkSport "Garde, who only replaced Tim Sherwood in November, proved to be a disastrous appointment as he oversaw just two wins from 20 Premier League games But former Holte End favourite Yorke, who scored 97 goals in 292 appearances for Villa between 1989 and 1998, insists he could be a big success as..." April 06

  • Jores Okore's agent accuses Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner of 'throwing in the towel'

    Daily Mirror "Jores Okore's agent has hit out at Aston Villa after accusing owner Randy Lerner of giving up on the Premier League basement club. Okores agent Nikola Jægerfeld Juric is fuming his repeated requests for information about the club's plans for the defender have fallen on deaf ears. The Danish..." April 04

  • Aston Villa’s hunt for Rémi Garde successor may take some time

    The Guardian "Aston Villa do not expect to announce a managerial replacement for Rémi Garde before the end of the week. The assistant coach Eric Black will attend tomorrow’s press conference before taking training at Bodymoor. Rémi Garde unable to steer sinking Aston Villa away from the rocks Read..." March 31

  • Remi Garde leaves Aston Villa 'by mutual consent' as relegation looms

    ESPN FC "Aston Villa have announced that manager Remi Garde has left the club "by mutual consent." Villa are bottom of the Premier League, 12 points from safety with relegation to the Premier League appearing a certainty. Garde was only appointed as Villa manager on Nov. 2 after Tim Sherwood left the..." March 29

  • Aston Villa manager candidate David Moyes ready to drop into the Championship to lead them

    Daily Mirror "David Moyes wants the Aston Villa job even if it means working in the Championship. The doomed Midlands outfit are set to part company with Frenchman Remi Garde within days and clubless Moyes is interested in replacing him. The 52-year-old Scot is ready for a return to management and Mirror..." March 24

  • Chris Coleman in demand as Swansea and Aston Villa circle

    The Sun "Coleman’s talks with the FA of Wales chiefs have broken down and opened the door for him to leave after Euro 2016. And Premier League strugglers Swansea, poised to part company with boss Francesco Guidolin at the end of the season, are poised to make a move. Rock-bottom Aston Villa, set for..." March 22

  • Remi Garde set to depart Aston Villa as Nigel Pearson emerges as early front-runner for the job

    Daily Mail "Remi Garde's doomed reign at Aston Villa is set to come to an end in the next 48 hours as chairman Steve Hollis continues to wield the axe ahead of relegation. The Frenchman is to pay the price for finding only two wins in 20 Premier League games and being unable to instill any sense of fight..." March 21

  • Aston Villa set to sack Remi Garde in next 48 hours rather than wait until the summer

    Daily Mirror "Remi Garde is on the brink of being sacked by Aston Villa. The Frenchman’s disastrous four-month reign at the Premier League’s bottom club is set to end in the next 48 hours as new chairman Steve Hollis prepares the club for life in the Championship next season. Sunday Mirror Sport..." March 20

  • Aston Villa will NOT sack boss Remi Garde

    The Sun "But the struggling Frenchman could still quit the Premier League’s bottom club this summer. Garde is wanted by the French Football Federation as their new technical director, while Lyon are also weighing up a return for their former manager But ex-Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King..." March 09

  • Remi Garde set to exit Aston Villa but still 'confident' in style after Man City thrashing

    The Express "The Frenchman is likely to be sacked for failing to turn around Villa's disastrous campaign - but he could beat the Midlands club to the punch by resigning first. Having failed to instil any real fight in his players to climb out of the relegation doldrums since taking over in November, senior..." March 07

  • Aston Villa defender: I'll give everything for this club - we should be fighting for cups, not relegation

    Birmingham Mail "Alan Hutton has vowed to give everything to prove how much Aston Villa means to him. The Scot, who returned after a lengthy injury lay-off in the defeat at Stoke, wants to show the fans that he will not give up despite this desperate season of struggle. Fronting up after the loss at the..." February 29

  • Aston Villa have been "damaged" over the last three or four years

    Liverpool Echo "Everton boss Roberto Martinez has claimed Aston Villa have been “damaged” over the last four seasons ahead of the Blues' fixture at Villa Park on Tuesday night. The Spaniard has highlighted a very important week for the Toffees, with two Premier League games coming up in a short period of..." February 29

  • Aston Villa fans planning walkout protest during next three Villa Park matches

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa fans are planning a mass walkout at the next three Villa Park matches to protest about the way the club is being run. Supporters intend to stage the 'Out the Door on '74' campaign in the Premier League home games against Everton, Tottenham and Chelsea. They are calling on the..." February 23

  • Premier League clubs have a duty to look after supporters

    Daily Mail "If you hit the jackpot on the lottery this week, what is the first thing you would do? I’d say you would go straight to your mum and dad and make sure they were looked after. They are the constants in your life, the ones providing support when it is most needed. Could you imagine reaching a..." February 09

  • Aston Villa warn club staff major cut-backs will follow if their expected relegation does happen

    Daily Mirror "Premier League basement club Aston Villa are preparing for big cut-backs if they go down and have warned staff of likely redundancies. Villa have never been relegated from the Premier League, but the ailing Midlands club are now readying themselves for the worst as they continue to prop up the..." February 09

  • Aston Villa flop Charles N'Zogbia to cost struggling club another £1.3m before contract ends

    The Telegraph "Aston Villa will have to pay Charles N’Zogbia an extra £1.3million after failing to offload him in January. N’Zogbia rejected a loan move to AEK Athens last month and will stay at Villa until his five-year contract finally expires this summer. The France international has no future under..." February 05

  • Remi Garde is ready to quit Aston Villa after transfer shambles

    Daily Star "Garde admitted last night that the club pulled the plug on his transfer plans by limiting spending. And the Frenchman will now consider his position at the end of the season. Garde admitted Villa moved the goalposts after he joined as manager by deciding not to spend big on..." February 02

  • Aston Villa transfer news: Garde’s men fail with shock bid for ex-Swansea striker Michu

    The Sun "The former Swansea striker is playing for Spanish fourth-tier outfit UP Langreo. But Michu, who has just returned from a 14-month lay-off after an ankle injury, snubbed Villa last week. Advertisement The Spaniard, 29, said: “I’ve had a few offers but I want to be honest with myself in..." February 01

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