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Arsenal reject Smith-Roe bid

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Arsenal have rejected a bid of £25 million from Aston Villa for midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe. The England under-21internatinal was one of the few shining lights for the Gunners last season, having broken into the first-team after Christmas. A graduate of Arsenal’s Hale End academy. Smith-Rowe forced his way into the England under-21 set-up, and has been tipped as a future ...

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Former goalkeeper set for United return

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Former goalkeeper Tom Heaton is being lined-up for a return to Manchester United and Old Trafford. Heaton began his career with United, although he never played a senior game for them. Instead, he embarked on a series of loan moves to clubs such as Swindon Town, Cardiff City, Rochdale and QPR, before joining Cardiff permanently on a free transfer. He ...

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Barkley set for Chelsea return

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Ross Barkley is set to return to Chelsea at the end of the season. The midfielder has been spending the season on loan with Aston Villa, but it seems increasingly unlikely that will translate into a permanent move. The 27-year old began his spell in the West Midlands well, scoring on his debut as the side thrashed the champions 7 ...

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Villa and Palace want Chelsea midfielder

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Both Aston Villa and Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is on loan at Fulham this season. The West London club would like to keep him but that is heavily dependent on them staying in the Premier League next season. Their hopes of doing so were dealt a major blow when they conceded a 97th-minute equaliser ...

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Liverpool join hunt for Sheffield United midfielder

Liverpool are expected to join the hunt for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge. The 23-year-old Norwegian is currently out injured having had surgery following a tendon injury he picked up in a Premier League match against Aston Villa in December, but that has not stopped the interest in him from other clubs, with Villa themselves also monitoring his progress. Klopp ...

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Origi linked with Villa move

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been linked with a summer move to Aston Villa. The Belgian international has become very much a bit part player at Anfield this season, and is looking to play regular first team football. And, with reports from Spain indicating that the Premier League champions could be set to bid for Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak ...

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Chelsea and Villa defer Barkley talks

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Chelsea and Aston Villa have agreed to defer any discussions about making Ross Barkley’s loan into a permanent deal until the end of the season. The 27-year old England international joined the Midlands’ club on loan for the season and has impressed, although he missed two months with a hamstring injury. He returned though for the trip to Southampton in ...

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Aston Villa slap £100 million price tag on Grealish

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Aston Villa have slapped a £100 million price tag on captain Jack Grealish in a bid to deter Manchester United making a bid for him. United were heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old in the summer when he was worth £70 million, but in the end they decided not to pursue their interest, signing Donny van de Beek ...

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City target Grealish

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He was one of the players on Manchester United’s radar during the summer but they baulked at Aston Villa’s valuation of £70 million for him. Manchester City have made Jack Grealish a transfer priority. The 25-year old has a growing reputation having broken into the England team, and, although he signed a new five-year deal with Aston Villa in the ...

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Chelsea want to keep Barkley

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Aston Villa’s hopes of signing Ross Barkley full-time are fading with reports that the midfielder is part of Frank Lampard’s long-term plans. The 26-year old joined the Midlands’ side on loan at the start of the season, and has enjoyed a successful spell with them, striking up an effective partnership with Ross Barkley. He has made eight appearances and has ...

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