A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Aston Villa today...
"I expect him to sign if not today then certainly in the not too distant future. Liverpool have done their work and have sealed a deal [with Aston Villa]," he said on Alan Brazil’s Sport Breakfast Show.
The Argentinian veteran signed a one-year deal with Leicester City last summer but has not yet committed to a longer stay.
Villa are rumoured to be one of five Premier League clubs chasing the 25-year old’s signature, and his capture will be a major coup for whoever manages it.
His absence comes after claims that a deal was close to being agreed on Monday, as per The Sun.