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Lampard seems to have handed Barkley a lifeline at Chelsea
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Lampard seems to have handed Barkley a lifeline at Chelsea

According to reports, Ross Barkley has been handed a lifeline by Frank Lampard and could yet have a future at Chelsea.  The midfielder has been in impressive form for Aston Villa since making the loan move from Stamford Bridge, scoring twice in 5 Premier League starts for Dean Smith's Villans who currently sit sixth in the table. Barkley joined Aston Villa on loan in the summer transfer window as Lampard couldn't guarantee him first-team football this season especially after the summer signing of Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen. This meant that the English midfielder had fallen down the pecking order at the club. However, his performances at Villa has reportedly impressed Lampard. According to Eurosport, the Chelsea manager recently reached out to Barkley to congratulate him fo...
Drinkwater’s Villa loan spell could be cut short after headbutting teammate
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Drinkwater’s Villa loan spell could be cut short after headbutting teammate

Danny Drinkwater's career could be plunged into further crisis as Aston Villa are considering cutting short his loan spell from Chelsea after a training ground bust-up with winger Jota. According to Daily Mail, Drinkwater headbutted Jota during a furious exchange at Bodymoor Heath on Tuesday. Dean Smith reportedly sent the 30-year-old home after the incident and he'll likely be fined for his part in the altercation. Therefore, Villa are reportedly considering whether to end his loan spell or not. It can be recalled that Drinkwater was one of the highly sought after midfielders in England after Leicester's Premier League triumph in May 2016, before he made the move to Chelsea a year later. READ: PSV Eindhoven hire Roger Schmidt as coach for next season Since then, his career ha...
Jack Grealish would not change the bad press he received in the past
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Jack Grealish would not change the bad press he received in the past

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish admits that his growing maturity helped him realize what he wants to achieve in his career. Today makes a year that Grealish was handed the Villa captain's armband by boss Dean Smith after recovering from a shin injury which kept him on the sidelines for three months. On Saturday, he will be tasked with leading out the Villa team at Wembley in the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City. The player expressed confidence that his bad-boy image is now behind him, most notably when he was pictured sprawled out drunk in a pavement in Tenerife in 2015 He admits he is now different but won't change anything that has happened in the past. He made this known in a chat with Sky Sports. "I feel like everything that's happened in my life, good or bad, footb...
AC Milan target three Premier League goalkeepers in a bid to replace Reina
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AC Milan target three Premier League goalkeepers in a bid to replace Reina

Pepe Reina is set to leave AC Milan for Aston Villa on a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent. Therefore, the San Siro outfit is reportedly in the market in search of a new backup shot-stopper behind Gianluigi Donnarumma. Three Premier League goalkeepers have been identified by Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban as replacement according to a report from Milannews.it. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today The likes of Burnley's Joe Hart, Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic, and West Ham's Lukasz Fabianksi are possible targets for the Rossoneri. Reina, 37, is leaving the San Siro having spent one-and-a-half years at the club. He made just 13 appearanc...
Schalke 04 offer Bentaleb to Everton and Villa
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Schalke 04 offer Bentaleb to Everton and Villa

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been offered to several Premier League clubs by Schalke 04 including Aston Villa and Everton. Bentaleb joined the Bundesliga outfit from Spurs in 2017 and reportedly wants to return to the Premier League according to a report from The Times. The 25-year-old Algerian midfielder hasn't played any part for the Bundesliga side due to unprofessional behavior including failing to report for German lessons. READ: West Ham agree loan deal in principle for Gedson Fernandes Schalke are not interested in keeping the player who they signed in a €22.5m deal from Tottenham Hotspur two-and-a-half years ago and prefer to sell him in the January transfer window. They are also open to a loan option to buy if the possible fee is good enough. ...
Aston Villa sign Egypt winger Trezeguet
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Aston Villa sign Egypt winger Trezeguet

Newly promoted Premier League side Aston Villa have made Egypt winger Mahmoud Trezeguet their ninth signing of the summer transfer window in a deal worth £8.75m. Trezeguet, 24, who made just 4 appearances and scored 1 goal in the Africa Cup of Nations joins from Turkish club Kasimpasa. Trezeguet began his career with Al Ahly in Egypt before making the move to Anderlecht in 2015, and later joining Kasimpasa in 2017. Villa boss, Dean Smith spoke about the club's newest recruit: "We're really excited to work with 'Trez'," READ: Moise Kean attracting major interest from top clubs "I've watched him a number of times. He's the type of wide player that we have been looking for who is direct, causes problems for the opposition in the final third and scores goals." This addition m...
Wolves want to sign Tammy Abraham – No bid has been accepted
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Wolves want to sign Tammy Abraham – No bid has been accepted

A report from Sky Sports suggest that Wolves are interested in signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who is currently on loan to Championship side Aston Villa. Meanwhile, reports of an £18 million bid being accepted by Chelsea for the striker appear to be premature. The Premier League newcomers are interested in sealing a permanent deal for Tammy Abraham, who has found the back of the net 16 times in the Championship. However, the player will be a big miss for Villa if the move materializes. READ - Lovren – A loss to Man City won’t derail our title hopes Aston Villa boss Dean Smith spoke after the New Year's day 2 all draw against QPR at Villa Park in which Tammy Abraham scored a brace, stating that it was becoming difficult to keep hold of the player. "Tammy has shown no i...