The former Newcastle United boss believes Villa need to cut off some deadwood.
The Stade de Reims midfielder is set to join the ambitious Championship side.
The winger left the relegated Magpies to join Crystal Palace earlier this summer.
The Saints kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Watford, but what starting XI will new manager Claude Puel pick?
The Argentine striker has signed on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Leeds United lost to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship last weekend.
Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard has spoken about his first few weeks working under new manager Jose Mourinho.
He would not however confirm if a deal was near completion.
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to take on Everton this weekend without one of their top performers from last season.
The 25-year-old defender suffered a head injury in Wednesday night's 3-1 EFL Cup defeat at Luton Town.
The two rivals for the Labour leadership have set out their positions on the opening weekend of their campaigns, with the rhetoric of both men suggesting that it will be a bloody fight.
The Manchester United career of Adnan Januzaj, a former heir apparent to Ryan Giggs, is now in a last chance saloon as José Mourinho assesses whether to retain the forward.