Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Jose Mourinho's representatives.
Derby County were among the pre-season favourites to earn promotion.
Sunderland have become big favourites for the drop.
The Swiss full-back is nearing a return for Leeds but still has a way to go.
Everton's Joel Robles is set to play at the weekend, with Tim Howard out injured.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently in third place in the Premier League table.
The current strikers cannot be taking much confidence from the manager.
Reports this week have suggested that the Frenchman is considering his future as Villa boss following the club's barren transfer window.
Sunderland are set to take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.
Southampton, Stoke City, West Ham, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Norwich City, and Watford signings feature.