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Aston Villa offering wages of more than £4m-a-yr to land target, Star pictured with Steve Bruce

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Chelsea have decided against renewing John Terry’s contract and the English defender will leave the Blues once his contract expires on the 1st of July.

According to Guardian, the 336-year-oldcentre back is wanted by several clubs from England, China and the MLS. Terry is determined to play on for now and is likely to make a decision regarding his future soon.

Available on free transfer, Celtic should consider bargain signing amid Aston Villa transfer link

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Burnley’s George Boyd is all set to leave Turf Moor this summer. The 31-year-old is out of contract, and has rejected a new one-year deal offered by the Premier League outfit.

According to reports from Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa, who have shown a keen interest in signing Boyd, are considering another approach for the winger.

Chelsea legend John Terry considering shock move to Championship side

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Chelsea legend and former captain John Terry is considering a shock move to Championship side Aston Villa, according to the Sky Sports.

Terry ended his illustrious 22-year career at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season and is considering several offers after attracting interest from multiple English sides.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

4-1-4-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday: Aston Villa predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday
Championship 2016/17
11 March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
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Aston Villa’s mini revival under Steve Bruce (three wins in a row) was halted on Tuesday night when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

West Brom scouts watched 26-year-old winger, could face competition from Aston Villa

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West Brom are reportedly interested in Oxford United’s winger, Marvin Johnson. Birmingham City and Aston Villa are also reportedly keeping a close tab on the player.

According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, the trio of Midland clubs have watched the left-sided player closely in recent games.

Former high-profile PL striker: Aston Villa are bigger than Chelsea

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Former high-profile Premier League striker, Dean Saunders, claims that Aston Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season, and are plying their trade in the Championship at the moment. However, despite their fall from grace, Saunders has no doubt the club’s standing in the English game.

4-2-3-1 vs Bristol City: Aston Villa predicted lineups, Team news, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Bristol City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Bristol City
Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Finally Villa fans breathed a sigh of relief last weekend.

Aston Villa vs Derby: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Derby Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Derby
Championship 2016/17
25th February, 15:00 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa were once play-off hopefuls after Steve Bruce sparked an immediate improvement when he took charge of the club.

Chelsea

Video: John Terry trains with former Man Utd player

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Photo: Former Chelsea captain John Terry plays another round of golf with Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce

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Championship Suitors Lining Up As Harry Redknapp Claims John Terry Has Received ‘Good Offer’ To Join Birmingham City

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Harry Redknapp has revealed that Birmingham City have presented John Terry with a 'good offer' to join the Championship club.

As you well know, Terry had his 22-year association with Chelsea brought to an end in Mayand, keen to play on, is now assessing his options.

Aston Villa reportedly made an approach to sign the 36-year-old free agent last week, with their cross-city rivals now following suit.

West Brom join race to sign ex-Chelsea captain John Terry

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The destination next season of former Chelsea captain John Terry is an interesting topic for discussion right now. It was reported yesterday that Championship side Aston Villa were looking to sign the Englishman.

According to Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion have now signed the race to sign the centre-back.

Former Chelsea captain John Terry linked with Aston Villa

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Former Chelsea skipper John Terry is a target for Championship side Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports. Terry, aged 36, has been released by the...

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AFP

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Milner in spot of bother as Reds held

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool’s James Milner missed a penalty as his side wasted a chance to bolster their bid to qualify for the Champions League in an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Southampton on Sunday.

With rivals Arsenal and Manchester United clashing in Sunday’s late kick-off, Jurgen Klopp’s team had a golden opportunity to seize the initiative in the race for a top-four finish.

Milner in spot of bother as Reds held

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool’s James Milner missed a penalty as his side wasted a chance to bolster their bid to qualify for the Champions League in an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Southampton on Sunday.

With rivals Arsenal and Manchester United clashing in Sunday’s late kick-off, Jurgen Klopp’s team had a golden opportunity to seize the initiative in the race for a top-four finish.

Crystal Palace’s Benteke comes back to haunt Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both Crystal Palace goals in a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday denting the home side’s top-four Premier League ambitions.

Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace’s survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head.

Crystal Palace’s Benteke comes back to haunt Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both Crystal Palace goals in a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday denting the home side’s top-four Premier League ambitions.

Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace’s survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head.

Watford to face Villa in Taylor tribute

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London (AFP) – Watford will salute their former manager Graham Taylor, who died earlier this year, with a memorial friendly against Aston Villa on July 29.

Taylor’s passing in January at the age of 72 sparked tributes from across the world of football and Watford have decided to play an annual pre-season fixture for the ‘Graham Taylor Trophy’ against other teams coached by the former England boss.

Watford to face Villa in Taylor tribute

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London (AFP) – Watford will salute their former manager Graham Taylor, who died earlier this year, with a memorial friendly against Aston Villa on July 29.

Taylor’s passing in January at the age of 72 sparked tributes from across the world of football and Watford have decided to play an annual pre-season fixture for the ‘Graham Taylor Trophy’ against other teams coached by the former England boss.

Newcastle flies back to top of table

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London (AFP) – A Yoann Gouffran strike and an Henri Lansbury own goal propelled Newcastle back to the top of the Championship and a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.

Rafael Benitez’s Magpies are embroiled with Brighton in a thrilling ding dong battle for supremacy in the second tier Championship and victory over another of the sides that went down with them from the Premier League last season saw Newcastle move a point ahead of the ‘Seagulls’.

Newcastle flies back to top of table

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London (AFP) – A Yoann Gouffran strike and an Henri Lansbury own goal propelled Newcastle back to the top of the Championship and a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.

Rafael Benitez’s Magpies are embroiled with Brighton in a thrilling ding dong battle for supremacy in the second tier Championship and victory over another of the sides that went down with them from the Premier League last season saw Newcastle move a point ahead of the ‘Seagulls’.

Videos

World Cup Qualifying: Michael Bradley Nets Spectacular 40-Yard Effort As USA Draw With Mexico (Video)

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Michael Bradley, son of ex-Swansea boss Bob, scored an incredible long-range goal during the USA's World Cup qualifying draw away to Mexico.

Bradley, who currently plies his trade with Toronto, latched onto a loose pass in the middle of the pitch before launching a 40-yard effort which sailed into the back of the Mexican net.

‘He Was A Man-Mountain’ – Paul Merson Delivers Incredibly Emotional Tribute To Ex-Teammate Ugo Ehiogu On Sky Sports News (Video)

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When the awful news broke this morning that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday, it wasn't long before the tributes began to pour in.

As we've heard tell over the course of the day, Ehiogu was not only a fine, vastly underrated centre-halfbut also a kind, caring and much-lovedman his final Tweet almost serving to encapsulate his altruistic nature.

Andy Townsend Recalls Moment He Attempted To Console Gareth Southgate After Euro ’96 Penalty Miss, Only To Be Upstaged By Liam Gallagher (Video)

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With England set to take on Germany on Wednesday night, the chatter in the BBC 5Live studio inevitably turned to manager Gareth Southgate's most well-trodden previous dalliancewith Die Mannshaft.

We are of course talking about the semi-finals of Euro '96, wherein Southgate fluffedthe crucial penalty to send the Germans through to the final.

Arsenal

13 talented African footballers who could move this summer transfer window

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Pundit: This Aston Villa midfielder is the Mesut Ozil of the Championship

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Former Chelsea footballer, Tony Cascarino, in his column for The Times has shed light on what is going wrong for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa.

Cascarino writes that Villa’s main problem has been poor ‘recruitment’, as he feels the club “have got just about everything wrong” in the transfer market.

Nottingham Forest

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United close in on the Premier League

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If you designed an optimal Premier League, it would be tough to exclude Newcastle United. The biggest club from the biggest city in England's North East makes the same kind of sense as adding Aston Villa, the biggest club in the second biggest metropolitan area in the country.

As we all know, English soccer doesn't work that way.

Benitez Pleased Newcastle Can Now Get This Result

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In the first 21 games of this season we either won or lost games that was until we drew 1-1 at Aston Villa and they equalized in the last minute of that game at Villa Park. However in the last eight games we have three draws and five wins, so if we cannot win [...]

This Part Of Newcastle’s Game Important In Next 4 Fixtures

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When Newcastle went on a 9 winning streak in all competitions after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on 24th September, we had 5 clean sheets during that run and it was important the defense play well so we didn't need to score too many goals to win the game. With Dwight Gayle now out [...]

Newcastle Winger Praises Fans – Gallowgate Flags Deserve Accolades

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The display from the Gallowgate Flags group was simply fabulous and they deserve all the credit for the work they have done this season to bring back the flags to St. James' Park. And although Newcastle started very slowly in the end it was a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against Aston Villa and Villa's 7th [.

Benitez Gives Interesting Update On Gayle Hamstring Injury

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After the 2-0 win tonight against Aston Villa Rafa Benitez gave an update on the hamstring injury that Dwight Gayle picked up and Rafa said the striker didn't look comfortable early in the game. Maybe it will not be as bad as when he first picked up the injury just over five weeks ago at [...]

Brighton Win – Go Top Of The Championship

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Brighton & Hove Albion win 2-0 at Barnsley today to go back on top of the Championship with 68 points 2 points more than Newcastle, but we have the game in hand at home to Aston Villa on Monday night. Norwich lost 2-1 at Burton Albion after drawing with Newcastle 2-2 at home last [...]

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Roberto Carlos Poses With Aston Villa Shirt, Two Decades After Very Nearly Signing For Club (Photos)

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Roberto Carlos has been photographed posing with an Aston Villa shirt some 22 years after coming perilously close to signing for the club as a youngster.

Carlosbumped into Villa owner Dr Tony Xia, who posted the photos on Twitter while joking that he'd made the legendary Brazilian full-back his first signing of the summer.

Ugo Ehiogu Has Died, Aged 44, After Suffering Heart Attack At Tottenham’s Training Ground

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The utterly terriblenews we're waking up to is thatUgo Ehiogu has diedafter suffering a heart attack at Tottenham's training facilities on Thursday. He was just 44.

The former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender, who had been coaching Spurs' Under-23 side for the past couple of years, wasrushed to hospital after collapsing at Hotspur Way yesterday afternoon.

Aston Villa: Leandro Bacuna Given Six-Match Ban For Aggressively Nuzzling Linesman (Video)

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Aston Villa will have to do without the services of Leandro Bacuna for the next six matches after the midfielder received a hefty ban for assaulting a linesman.

The incident occurred in the final few secondsof Villa's game against Derby last Saturday, when the Dutchman gave the official an aggressive nuzzling over a disputed thrown-in.