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Charlie Colkett: Aston Villa targeting loan deal for Chelsea starlet but rivalled by Ostersunds

Charlie Colkett: Aston Villa targeting loan deal for Chelsea starlet but rivalled by Ostersunds

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transfer report The 22-year-old midfielder joined Shrewsbury last summer but had his loan deal cut short in December Chelsea starlet Charlie Colkett is being tracked by Aston Villa who want to sign the young midfielder on loan with the view of a permanent deal. Villa are battling Swedish side Ostersunds for the 22-year-old, according to The Mirror, with a tug-of-war set to ensue between the two clubs. Colkett, the England youth international, was part of the Chelsea academy side which recorded back-to-back wins in both the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016, but he has not kicked on since. Colkett captained Chelsea’s youth side to domestic and European success His loan spells away from the club have not been overly impr...
West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

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Jay Rodriguez bundled in a controversial injury-time equaliser as West Brom twice came from behind to draw a dramatic derby and deny Aston Villa a third successive away win.Two Anwar El Ghazi goals - one wickedly defected off Ahmed Hegazi, the second a stunner - had looked set to lift Dean Smith's Villa into the Championship top six.But, from Matt Phillips' right-wing cross, Villa keeper Orjan Nyland was found wanting as Rodriguez bravely nipped in ahead of him to get his chest to the cross - and the ball trickled over the line. However, Villa players complained it had gone in off the striker's arm. After consulting with officials referee Darren England gave it, taking Rodriguez to 10 Champio...
John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

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'ALWAYS A LEADER' The former England captain has been linked with a return to Villa Park in a coaching capacity Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move. Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout. Terry is in content...
Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

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JOB DONE The centre-back won five league titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues Former Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old posted a social media statement on Sunday evening revealing he had decided to call it quits, weeks after turning down the chance to sign for Spartak Moscow. John Terry left Chelsea at the end of the 2016/17 season, then spent a year at Aston Villa “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry wrote. He left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title at the club in 2017 and went on to captain Aston Villa last season. The Championship side reportedly want ...
Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

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HIT THE ROAD JACK The 22-year-old has been a star over the past three years for the Villans, but Financial Fair Play restrictions means they must sell Jack Grealish will be sold by Aston Villa in this summer transfer window, Steve Bruce has confirmed. After failing to gain promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, the Villans were crippled by Financial Fair Play. Villa have to sell star man Grealish this summer In order to preserve the status, the Midlands-based side must sell their prized assets – with Grealish expected to lead the way. With nearly £40 million needed in cash injection, Bruce admitted he just hoped clubs act fast so the club can move on. “The first thing we have to address, before w...