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De Laet leaves Leicester for Aston Villa

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London (AFP) Belgian defender Ritchie de Laet has left Premier League champions Leicester City for a move across the Midlands to Championship side Aston Villa, it was announced on Tuesday.

De Laet, 27, has arrived at Villa Park on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, having helped Leicester win the Premier League title last season as well as being a member of the Middlesbrough team that gained promotion to the top flight while on loan to the north-east side.

Report: Newcastle United and Aston Villa place £5m bids for DeAndre Yedlin

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Another round of rumors are swirling around the Deandre Yedlin.

It has been reportedthat both Newcastle United and Aston Villa of the English Football Championship have placed bids of£5 million for the Tottenham fullback, who is seeking regular first team football this season.

Giventhe deep depth chart of Tottenham at right back and following last year's successful loan spell at Sunderland, a move seems inevitable for the U.

Everton land Senegal star Gueye from Aston Villa

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London (AFP) Everton manager Ronald Koeman signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa for £7.1 million ($9.4 million, 8.4 million euros) on Tuesday.

Koeman triggered Gueye's buyout clause last week and the 26-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club.

Everton land Senegal star Gueye from Aston Villa

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London (AFP) Everton manager Ronald Koeman signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa for £7.1 million ($9.4 million, 8.4 million euros) on Tuesday.

Koeman triggered Gueye's buyout clause last week and the 26-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Former Bournemouth skipper first signing for Di Matteo

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London (AFP) Former Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick became Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo's first signing, the relegated Premier League side announced on Monday.

The 28-year-old defender who skippered 'The Cherries' to promotion to the Championship and then their historic elevation to the Premier League in the 2014/15 campaign cut short his honeymoon to return for a medical prior to signing a three year contract with Villa.

Former Bournemouth skipper first signing for Di Matteo

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London (AFP) Former Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick became Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo's first signing, the relegated Premier League side announced on Monday.

The 28-year-old defender who skippered 'The Cherries' to promotion to the Championship and then their historic elevation to the Premier League in the 2014/15 campaign cut short his honeymoon to return for a medical prior to signing a three year contract with Villa.

New Aston Villa owner Xia passes first test

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Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) China's Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English Football League's owners and directors test.

Xia, whose Chinese name is Xia Jiantong, purchased Villa last month for a reported $87 million (77.

New Aston Villa owner Xia passes first test

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Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) China's Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English Football League's owners and directors test.

Xia, whose Chinese name is Xia Jiantong, purchased Villa last month for a reported $87 million (77.

China’s Xia completes Aston Villa takeover

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Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) China's Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English Football League's owners and directors test.

Xia, whose Chinese name is Xia Jiantong, purchased Villa last month for a reported $87 million (77.

China’s Xia completes Aston Villa takeover

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Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) China's Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English Football League's owners and directors test.

Xia, whose Chinese name is Xia Jiantong, purchased Villa last month for a reported $87 million (77.

Villa confirm Di Matteo as new manager

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London (AFP) Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as the new manager of Aston Villa, the club confirmed on Friday.

The former Chelsea manager replaces Frenchman Remi Garde, who was sacked in March ahead of Villa's relegation from the Premier League.

Di Matteo, 45, guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012 and is understood to be well regarded by Villa's new Chinese owner Dr Tony Xia.

Villa confirm Di Matteo as new manager

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London (AFP) Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as the new manager of Aston Villa, the club confirmed on Friday.

The former Chelsea manager replaces Frenchman Remi Garde, who was sacked in March ahead of Villa's relegation from the Premier League.

Di Matteo, 45, guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012 and is understood to be well regarded by Villa's new Chinese owner Dr Tony Xia.

Liverpool Transfer: Klopp wants French defender, in talks with agent; Bid submitted for PL defender

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a left back this summer and the Reds have been linked with the likes of Hector, Chilwell and Guerreiro over the last few weeks.

The latest name linked with a move to Anfield is Jordan Amavi from Aston Villa. The 22 year old French left back is rated highly and could leave Villa after they got relegated.

Di Matteo set to be new Villa manager – reports

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London (AFP) Roberto Di Matteo has agreed to become the new manager of Aston Villa with the Birmingham club set to confirm the Italian's appointment on Friday, several British media outlets reported.

The former Chelsea manager is in line to be named as the successor to Remi Garde, with the Frenchman sacked in March ahead of Villa's relegation from the Premier League.

Di Matteo set to be new Villa manager – reports

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London (AFP) Roberto Di Matteo has agreed to become the new manager of Aston Villa with the Birmingham club set to confirm the Italian's appointment on Friday, several British media outlets reported.

The former Chelsea manager is in line to be named as the successor to Remi Garde, with the Frenchman sacked in March ahead of Villa's relegation from the Premier League.

Best starting XI from relegated Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich teams

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Every season, I indulge in the same thought experiment... What can I make out of the wreckage of the three relegated teams? Inevitably teams that get relegated tend to shed players and rebuild (Burnley and Norwich being two recent teams to go against that trend).

This year's relegated Premier League sides are an odd mix.

Best starting XI from relegated Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich teams

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Every season, I indulge in the same thought experiment... What can I make out of the wreckage of the three relegated teams? Inevitably teams that get relegated tend to shed players and rebuild (Burnley and Norwich being two recent teams to go against that trend).

This year's relegated Premier League sides are an odd mix.

Championship

Chelsea legend rejects Aston Villa transfer speculation

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Aston Villa Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As Head Coach With Steve Clarke As Assistant

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A wee tidbit of afternoon breaking news for ye, in that Aston Villa have named Roberto Di Matteo as their new head coach.

While Villa haven't officially confirmed the appointment yet, BBC Sport are reporting that Di Matteo has taken over with Steve Clarke as his assistant.

The pair have never worked in tandemin a managerial sense but did spend two years on the playing staff together at Chelsea way back when.

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Tottenham’s DeAndre Yedlin linked with £3m move to Aston Villa

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Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin is a £3m transfer target for Aston Villa, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 23-year-old is reportedly...

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Report: Aston Villa considering move for DeAndre Yedlin

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Another club has reportedly joined the pursuit of DeAndre Yedlin.

Yedlin is reportedly attracting interest from Championship club Aston Villa, who is weighing a move for the 23-year-old Tottenham fullback, according to the Telegraph.The fee being reported is£3 million ($3.95 million) as Villa needs a new right-back.

Ex-Spurs and Newcastle winger David Ginola reacts to quadruple heart bypass

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Hello world, never slept better. I'm fine, just need to rest a bit. Thank you so much all of you for your magnificent support. David...

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Ex-Newcastle and Spurs star David Ginola gives an update on his health

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Footy match in the midday sun, not very clever. Now having some tests done. Whoever voted for a World Cup in Qatar in the summer? David...

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EFL Cup: Jores Okore Scores Laughable Own-Goal As Aston Villa Beaten 3-1 By League Two Giants Luton (Video)

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Though they battled bravely, plucky little Aston Villa ended up tumbling out of the League Cup at the first hurdle with a 3-1 defeat against League Two behemoths Luton Town on Wednesday night.

Villa pushed hard from the off and actually nudged themselves ahead through Jordan Ayew in the 13th minute but Luton came haring back to win as a 66th-minute own-goal from Jores Okore sealed the Championship side's fate.

Aston Villa FC 2016/17 Under Armour Home and Away Kits

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‘Failed Manager, F**ked Pundit’ – Aston Villa Owner Tony Xia Absolutely Rips Into Ian Holloway Over Pessimistic Predictions

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Ian Holloway has incurred the wrath of Aston Villa's new owner, Dr Tony Xia, after predicting that his team would finish in the bottom half of the Championship this season.

In his guise at Sky Sports' in-house Football League analyst, Holloway bashed out a predicted Championship table for the 2016/17 campaign which came complete with a less than stellar forecast for Villa, who he had washing up in 16th place after struggling to adapt to life in the second tier.

Aston Villa’s New Owner, Dr Tony Xia, Falls Foul Of Tasteless Twitter Prank

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Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Jiantong Xia will be getting used to the strange world of English football after purchasing recently-relegated Aston Villa in June.

Not only does he face the monumental task of bringing a demoralised and self-destructive Villa back to life after a humiliating final season in the Premier League, but he also needs to learn that English football fans are a dab hand at making people's lives difficult on Twitter.

After euphoria, numbing despair: Villa’s new owner is as shady as they come

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After a sorry season, Aston Villa fans found a reason to rejoice as the club got a new owner, Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Xia.

His dad was an agricultural technician and his mother was a housewife. Having been academically talented, “Xia Jiantong”, moved to the United States to study at Harvard and MIT, and has took a five-month exchange at Oxford University.

Liverpool

Ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Dean Saunders gets £1,000+ parking fine waived as Wales reach semis

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@callum_saunders @offthepost We can't get more clothes to him but tell him if Wales win we'll waive the parking charge! Birmingham...

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Fans fund-raising for former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker’s parking fan

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Wales supporters have set up a crowdfunding page to help cover the cost of their former striker's parking fine. The ex-Liverpool and Aston...

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Liverpool want Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi

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Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi is a transfer target for Liverpool, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The Reds are expected to...

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Newcastle United are Going Down but Looking Up

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Saturday 7th May. A leisurely, idyllic afternoon spent at the open-air thermal spa-heated pool at our campsite in southern Tuscany. The skies, which had been cloudless and brilliantly blue for days, gradually turned first a bruised purple and then a stunning near-black. And then – just as news filtered through that Newcastle could only muster a 0–0 draw at Villa while Sunderland had twice come from behind to beat .

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Wales boss Coleman signs new two-year deal

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London (AFP) Wales manager Chris Coleman has signed a two-year contract extension, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) announced Monday.

Coleman, who has guided Wales to next month's European Championship in France, had been linked with jobs at Aston Villa and Swansea City in recent weeks.

Wales boss Coleman signs new two-year deal

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London (AFP) Wales manager Chris Coleman has signed a two-year contract extension, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) announced Monday.

Coleman, who has guided Wales to next month's European Championship in France, had been linked with jobs at Aston Villa and Swansea City in recent weeks.

The Rest

Ross McCormack, Alex Pritchard and 12 of the most notable Championship summer transfers so far

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Sick of pre-season's muted celebrations and 22 half time substitutions already? Well, fear not! The Football League 2016/17 season kicks off this weekend. The Championship, part of the...

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Report: Guzan to complete free transfer to Middlesbrough

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After losing out on some playing time last season and his team's relegation to the English Championship, U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Brad Guzan's future with Aston Villa remained up in the air.

Now, it appears the veteran keeper has found a potential landing spot for the 2016/17 season.

Aston Villa: Stiliyan Petrov Returns To First-Team Training Four Years After Leukaemia Diagnosis (Photo)

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Now for some real good news. For the first time since being diagnosed with acute leukaemia four years ago, Stiliyan Petrov is back training with the first team at Aston Villa.

The club had previously confirmed that Petrov was part of the squad they took to Austria for a fitness camp earlier in the month.

Aston Villa appoint former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo as new manager

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A photo posted by Aston Villa Official (@avfcofficial) on Jun 3, 2016 at 1:36am PDT Aston Villa have named former Chelsea manager Roberto Di...

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