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City Close To $139M Transfer With Aston Villa For Jack Grealish

Jun 25, 2021 10:25 AM

Manchester City are close to a $139 million deal with Aston Villa for Jack Grealish.

The deal would be a British record if it goes through, eclipsing the £89.3 million ($124 million) Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba in 2016.

Pep Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain are admirers and interest in Grealish has been growing for more than a year.

Grealish has made 213 appearances for Aston Villa, scoring 32 goals, since making his senior debut for his boyhood club in 2014.

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Tags: Aston Villa, Manchester City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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City Target Transfers For Jack Grealish, Harry Kane

Jun 7, 2021 5:03 PM

Manchester City has interest in pursuing Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer.

Pep Guardiola, for his part, considers Grealish as important of a target as Kane. Aston Villa rates Grealish as worth £100 million. 

Sources have told ESPN that Villa's £33m club record move for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia has given City encouragement that a deal could be done for Grealish, who signed a five-year contract to stay at Villa Park in 2020.

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Aston Villa Agree To Purchase Emi Buendia For $42 Million

Jun 7, 2021 1:11 AM

Aston Villa have agreed to buy Emi Buendia from Norwich City for over $42 million.

The fee could rise as high as $56 million with add-ons.

The 24-year-old playmaker had been tracked by Aston Villa and Arsenal.

Buendia scored 15 goals and had 16 assists in the Championship last season. 

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Chelsea Will Look To Sell Tammy Abraham

Apr 30, 2021 1:32 PM

Chelsea will attempt to sell Tammy Abraham this summer with West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle among the clubs interested.

Abraham has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season but last started a game on Feb. 20.

Abraham will have two years left on his contract at the end of the campaign.

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool 'Lost The Plot' In 7-2 Loss

Oct 4, 2020 8:29 PM

Jurgen Klopp blamed Liverpool's 7-2 loss to Aston Villa to their failure to react after giving up the opening goal.

"All their good moments lead to a big chance or goals, and that makes all the difference. All the things you should not do in a football match we did tonight, but all credit to Aston Vila, as they forced us to do those things.

"The first goal had an impact but it shouldn't. We conceded goals like that in the past, but the reaction wasn't good, and we lost the plot," said Klopp.

Villa's opening goal came off a mistake from Adrian.

Klopp added that he's disappointed to not be able to work with the squad in training, with international matches coming up this week.

"Tonight wasn't sloppy, it was just bad. I have to admit that but I can't change it. I would love to have a training session tomorrow and Tuesday and to talk about it, but the boys go back off to international duty. Hopefully they come back healthy and we use the two days to prepare for Everton."

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Chelsea Sends Ross Barkley To Aston Villa On Loan

Sep 30, 2020 11:00 PM

Chelsea has sent Ross Barkley to Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

"Capturing a player of Ross's quality is a real coup for our club, and I am certain he will thrive here and improve our team," Villa boss Dean Smith said.

Barkley failed to make the starting lineup in any of Chelsea's opening Premier League matches against Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool or West Bromwich Albion. Last season he made 13 appearances in the Premier League, scoring three and assisting four goals.

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Zero Premier League Players, Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

May 31, 2020 7:18 PM

A widespread test of Premier League players and staff returned zero positive tests for COVID-19.

"The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, zero have tested positive," said the league in a statement.

12 players have tested positive in the previous three rounds combined.

The testing revealed 10 positive results from Championship clubs.

The Premier League is currently set to restart on June 17th. 

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Premier League Matches To Be Played On Neutral Sites If Season Resumes

May 3, 2020 3:08 PM

Premier League matches will take place on neutral grounds if and when the season restarts, sources told ESPN.

The move is a response to the fear that supporters will crowd outside stadiums of home sides.

The Premier League is set for a decisive vote on May 8th that will determine how to continue the season.

While there has been no set date for season's return, early-June is the target date should the UK government relaxes its current lockdown measures. 

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Premier League Relegation Unlikely If Season Canceled

Apr 19, 2020 3:12 PM

Teams will not get relegated from the Premier League is the season is unable to resume, according to Brighton owner Tony Bloom.

Premier League sides met on Friday to discuss a plan to restart the season, though all possibilities are hypothetical due to the unpredictability of the pandemic.

"You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification, but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the percent needed for teams to get relegated," said Bloom.

Bloom also discussed a plan in which teams would be ranked by their points-per-match.

"I don't foresee a situation, if the season's not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis.

"I just don't think it's fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system, and also it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played."


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United Remain Interested In Jack Grealish Despite Breaking Lockdown

Apr 15, 2020 11:50 AM

Manchester United remain interested in Jack Grealish despite his COVID-19 lockdown break.

Grealish, 24, apologized for attending a friend's party.

Aston Villa are likely to demand upwards of £60 million for Grealish, who is under contract until 2023.

While United also have interest in James Maddison, there is a feeling that Grealish is more attainable. 

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Premier League Targeting Resumption Of Matches On June 6th

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Several Premier League Clubs Want To End Season Immediately

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Premier League To Fully Complete 2019-20 Season Before 2020-21 Season

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Premier League Suspended Until At Least April 30th

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Premier League To Discuss Future Of Season Next Thursday

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Premier League Suspends All Matches Until At Least April 3-5

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Premier League Matches Could Be Played Behind Closed Doors

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Pep Guardiola: Phil Foden 'Can Achieve Whatever He Wants'

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Aston Villa Signs Louie Barry From Barcelona

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Aston Villa To Sign Pepe Reina

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Louie Barry Joins Aston Villa From Barcelona

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Harvey Elliott 'Not Too Far Away' From Liverpool First Team

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Aston Villa Interested In Signing Pedro Over Winter

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Nicolas Gaitan Linked With West Ham, Sheffield United, Aston Villa

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Aston Villa Sign Striker Trezeguet
Trezeguet partnered Mo Salah with Egypt during the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Aston Villa Sign Brentford Defender Ezri Konsa
Aston Villa have signed seven players in this transfer window.

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Aston Villa Close To Signing Tyrone Mings On Permanent Deal
Aston Villa have spent $62.6 million this summer.

Ben Fisher/The Guardian

Aston Villa To Break Transfer Record With Wesley Moraes Signing
Wesley Moraes is Villa's 3rd signing of the summer.

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Frank Lampard On Derby Comeback: We Deserve Our Moment
Derby will play Aston Villa for the final promotion place.

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Leeds Will Not Kick Ball Out For Injury, Says Bielsa
The response comes after Leeds scored a controversial goal against Aston Villa.

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