The Hibernian manager’s comments would be bad news for Glasgow Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County.
The Villa manager is pleased with the trio of players he has brought in but emphasised that he still needs to cut down his squad.
Liverpool were 1-0 winners during their pre-season friendly with Tranmere on Friday.
The Baggies are said to be eyeing a move for Dieumerci Mbokani.
Steven Fletcher recently joined Sheffield Wednesday after leaving Sunderland at the end of last season.
Part of Manchester United's pre-season sees them facing Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray.
The Magpies midfielder starred for France at Euro 2016.
West Ham United have signed Gokhan Tore on a season-long loan from Besiktas.
Everton need to sign Arkadiusz Milik as the replacement for the wantaway Romelu Lukaku.
West Ham United's Adrian says that he and his teammates cannot wait to move to the club's new home.
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce still hasn't landed any of his top targets in January and the news that Alex Smithies will be staying at QPR doesn't help.
The Peruvian legend is currently a free agent after leaving Al Jazira.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion are in competition for Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall.
Barnsley's Adam Hammill talks up Leeds United fixture.
Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph started his career at Leeds United.
Which would you prefer at Leeds United, Charlie Taylor or Jordan Rhodes?
In some parts of the investment bank, managers have been asked to identify the bottom 20% of performers in preparation for possible cuts.
First HSBC, then UBS - and now reports of yet another top firm mulling a London move.
Aston Villa are trying to sign Jordan Rhodes from Middlesbrough, according to reports.
Newcastle United started three debutants in their FA Cup victory over Birmingham City last night.
Switzerland's politicians have done too little to protect the country's banks from demands for data from foreign governments, UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said in an interview published by the SonntagsZeitung newspaper on Sunday.
When Antonio Conte omitted Sebastian Giovinco from his Italy squad for this summer’s European Championships Greg Vanney must have raised a glass in the Azzurri coach’s honour.
Umtiti gained his call-up to the French squad at this tournament only after injuries ruled out Raphael Varane and Jérémy Mathieu, with Mamadou Sakho banned, and he was uncapped until Adil Rami’s suspension prompted involvement against Iceland.