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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...
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...