A selection of stories in the media involving Aston Villa over the last 24 hours…
The midfielder faces competition from the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin for a starting berth.
Sunderland have completed the signing of Dutch winger Jeremain Lens.
West Ham United's vice chairman Karren Brady has been named as one of the 50 most inspirational people in the history of the world in a new poll.
Southampton have snapped up midfielder Jordy Clasie.
The Czech striker marked his first senior appearance in 19 months with a goal during last weekend's pre-season opener against Fulham.
Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has responded to Louis van Gaal's comments.
The Tottenham Hotspur winger has been discussing his new team-mate.
The former Manchester City defender made a solid start to his Bhoys career after scoring on his debut against Stjarnan.
Boro looking to returning hero to have the same impact as Paul Merson and spark Premier League promotion push.