In recent years, Aston Villa haven't had the best luck with ex-West Bromwich Albion players and staff. Let's take a look back at those who have struggled to cross the West Midlands divide.
De Andre Yedlin impressed on a loan spell at Sunderland, before joining Newcastle United last summer.
Belgium boss says Christian Benteke has transformed since leaving Liverpool for Crystal Palace.
The Leeds United midfielder does not appear to be in Garry Monk's plans so his time is surely coming to an end.
The ex-Arsenal man has removed Manchester United in favour of Spurs.
Stoke City are in the relegation zone after a torrid start to the new season and Danny Murphy has been discussing their hopes and Mark Hughes' future.
Aston Villa are reportedly lining up a shock move for Luton Town manager Nathan Jones.
Another positive step for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Nouha Dicko.
The defender scored in Sunderland's 1-0 win over Hartlepool in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Liverpool and Derby County prospects rank highest.
Timing is everything in boxing – inside and outside the ring – which is why, after the sad retreat from battle of Tyson Fury at the weekend, Anthony Joshua is being catapulted towards an unexpected multi-title world heavyweight fight with Wladimir Klitschko, possibly in the UK in late November.
In what will be portrayed either as a motivational masterstroke or a needless act of compassion, Bubba Watson has been named as a fifth and final vice-captain to the USA Ryder Cup team.