Ritchie joined the Championship club from Premier League side Bournemouth for £12m during the summer.
The former Leeds United club captain's wage demands were too high.
The Australian was asked about Villa's home for on Sky Sports' EFL Weekly podcast.
Wolves play Brentford this weekend as they look to build on the momentum of their 2-0 victory over Newcastle last weekend.
Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is wanted by the Football Association as they look to prise him away from the United States.
Joey Barton has no future at Glasgow Rangers, suggests former Ibrox star Derek Johnstone.
Everton will travel to Dean Court on Saturday to face Bournemouth.
QPR host Birmingham City as they look to get back to winning ways this weekend.
Villa Park is not a happy hunting ground for Newcastle United, who have experienced painful memories of relegation there.
Ipswich Town midfielder Grant Ward looking forward to Leeds fixture.