Aston Villa Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Confirmed: Aston Villa complete deal with La Liga side for defender

    The Express "The 28-year-old arrived at Villa Park from Spanish team Cordoba last summer, signing a three-year deal. However, the defender has failed to have much of an impact, making only one Premier League appearance this term - the 1-0 defeat to Stoke in October. To get more playing time the full-back..." January 20

  • Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair closing in on return to Swansea in £2million deal

    Daily Mirror "Scott Sinclair is ready to quit basement club Aston Villa to rejoin Swansea - just eight months after moving to Villa on a permanent deal. Versatile attacker Sinclair, 26, has lost his first team place since the arrival of Remi Garde as manager in November. And the star is wanted back in..." January 19

  • Premier League lion to be removed from logo in imminent rebrand

    The Telegraph "The Premier League is set to drop its longstanding lion-based logo this summer, with a rebrand imminent ahead of the league's first season without a title sponsor since 1993. The crowned lion has been a prominent feature of the Premier League product since its inception in the 1992-93 season,..." January 14

  • Aston Villa close in on the loan signing of Lamine Sane from French side Bordeaux

    Daily Mail "Premier League bottom club Aston Villa are close to signing versatile Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane on loan. Remi Garde, fresh from his first victory in 11 attempts as Villa manager, has signalled a move for the 28-year-old who can play as a centre-back or defensive midfielder. Bordeaux’s..." January 14

  • Aston Villa pair Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott 'told their own fans to f*** off' during Wycombe draw

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa fans have complained to the club after claiming Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott both told them to “f*** off.” The row in the second half of the Premier League basement side's 1-1 FA Cup draw at League Two Wycombe prompted skipper Micah Richards to intervene. Richards pleaded with..." January 11

  • Aston Villa chief Remi Garde hoping for cash boost after crunch talks

    The Sun "Boss Remi Garde needs funds — with his side at rock-bottom. So Villa chief exec Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt will dash to New York for crunch talks with Lerner. Garde says he needs at least three new players this month just to avoid displays like Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at..." January 11

  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis plans sensational raid for Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor

    The Sun "TONY PULIS wants Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor to join him at West Brom. Lifelong Villa fan Agbonlahor, 29, has fallen out of favour with new boss Remi Garde. And with the Villans ready to do business with Baggies chief Pulis for £1.5million, that will open the door for West Brom to..." January 09

  • Aston Villa target Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy

    The Sun "Villa boss Remi Garde is hoping to sign the French international right-back on loan for the rest of the season. But he faces competition from Midlands rivals West Brom, who are also trying to sort out a loan deal for Debuchy after terminating Serge Gnabry’s stay at the Hawthorns. The..." January 05

  • Tottenham outcast Andros Townsend will cost Newcastle and Aston Villa £14million

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants £14million to part company with Andros Townsend. West Brom, Watford, Aston Villa and Newcastle are all interested in the England winger who has been frozen out by Mauricio Pochettino. Levy, however, is understood not to be interested in a loan deal,..." December 30

  • Aston Villa want Chelsea reject Loic Remy as Remi Garde seeks strike force to fire relegation fight

    Daily Mirror "Remy, 28, has struggled for regular first-team football at Chelsea since an £8.5million move from QPR in June 2014. Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is trying to convince French compatriot Loic Remy to join the basement side on loan. Remy, 28, has struggled for regular first-team football at..." December 29

  • Aston Villa boss Remi Garde will let Gabriel Agbonlahor leave in cut-price deal

    The Sun "GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR will be allowed to leave Aston Villa for just £3million. The 29-year-old is out of favour under Remi Garde and a cut-price deal will be accepted next month if a buyer can be found. Three clubs based in the United Arab Emirates — Al Ahli, Al Wasl and Emirates — have shown..." December 27

  • Aston Villa to make January move for star striker in desperate bid to stay up

    Daily Star "Austin, 26 is out of contract in June and will be available on a free. But that will not stop desperate Villa, rock-bottom of the Premier League, launching an £8m bid in January. Boss Remi Garde hopes that will force the Hoops into doing business. Then he knows the club must produce a..." December 27

  • Lowly Aston Villa heading for THIRD tier under Randy Lerner warns legend Paul McGrath

    Daily Mirror "Iconic defender fears rock-bottom Villans could not only go down this season but plummet straight through the Championship under current regime. Paul McGrath has blasted Randy Lerner’s running of Aston Villa and fears the Premier League basement team could end up stranded in the third..." December 16

  • Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey hits one-minute hat-trick against Aston Villa, according to club's official Twitter feed

    London Evening Standard "The Wales international fired in the Gunners' third against Sunderland earlier this month, and again hit the target in the first half of their Premier League match at Villa Park on Sunday. Already 1-0 up through an Olivier Giroud penalty, Arsenal broke in numbers and Mesut Ozil (who else?)..." December 14

  • Aston Villa handed boost to secure transfer of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu – report

    Metro "The Villans are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and are desperate to add some quality to their squad in the winter. Brad Guzan has come under severe scrutiny this season after a series of high-profile errors and Villa are considering replacing him in January. And they have..." December 10

  • Libor Kozak: Managerial admirer watches Aston Villa striker at Villa Park ahead of January swoop

    Birmingham Mail "Aston Villa are braced for a fresh Celtic swoop for Libor Kozak after Ronny Deila made a personal check on the striker last night. The Bhoys boss was in the Villa Park directors box to witness Kozak inspire Villa’s under-21s to a 2-1 victory over Derby County. Kozak, who scored twice and..." December 08

  • Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham eye transfer of £15m-rated Burnley striker Andre Gray

    Daily Mirror "The 24-year-old has 11 goals this season but has played for two clubs already in the campaign so a summer move is more likely than a January one. Burnley hotshot Andre Gray is a wanted man again – after just three months at Turf Moor. Everton and Aston Villa are monitoring striker Gray..." November 28

  • Jack Grealish left out of Watford game by Aston Villa

    Sky Sports "Remi Garde has confirmed Jack Grealish will not be involved in Aston Villa's match against Watford following a breach of club discipline. The 20-year-old was demoted to the club's development squad indefinitely on Monday after he was pictured in a national newspaper on two nights out at the..." November 26

  • 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

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