The Everton defender has come in for stern criticism this past season.
The Tottenham Hotspur defender made 25 appearances on loan at the Stadium of Light this past season.
Aston Villa were relegated to the Championship after finishing bottom of the Premier League.
Ronald Koeman has been heavily linked with the vacant Everton managerial post.
The Leeds winger looks a sure starter in France.
The 31-year-old started the USA's Copa America opener against Colombia on Friday over Howard despite enduring a nightmare season at Villa.
Celtic have been linked with both Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham following their releases from Sunderland.
The Arsenal midfielder, who spent this past season on loan at Rangers, has been hailed as one of the US national team's top prospects.
Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of securing the Leicester City star.
The 57-year-old says he rejected Leeds United 26 years ago, admitting it might not have been the right decision.
HSBC has named former UBS banker Andre Cronje as chief operating officer for its global banking and markets division, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
“The biggest company you’ve never heard of” is a label regularly bandied around but is well-deserved by the global trading firm with a name more suited to a household cleaning product: Vitol.
The forthcoming EU referendum is weighing heavily on the London luxury property market, prompting buyers and sellers to postpone decisions until after the 23 June vote, according to the estate agent Knight Frank.