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MetiNews.Com - Aston Villa transfer news live coverage: Keep up to date with all the latest on Thursday, September 17 as Dean Smith continues his work in the summer window ahead of the new season
Breaking News ! Hello and welcome to Thursday 's LIVE coverage of Aston Villa from BirminghamLive. We will keep you up to date with all the latest from Villa Park on Thursday, September 17 as Dean Smith continues his work in the transfer market. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez became Villa's third signing of the summer yesterday when he arrived from Arsenal and winger Bertrand Traore is expected to follow from Olympique Lyon. Talks are ongoing about a move for Werder Bremen attacker Milot Rashica as Villa's first Premier League game of 2020-21, on Monday against Sheffield United, approaches. Villa got their season underway with a win at Burton Albion in midweek, with Ollie Watkins, Jack Grealish and Keinan Davis on target in a 3-1 victory. Stay up to date with all the latest on our rolling live blog below...Key EventsWerder Bremen chief confirms Villa's pursuit of Milot Rashica13:16The Aston Villa leftovers from last summer's £130 million spend11:38Traore transfer delayed because of work permit - reports08:02KEY EVENTWerder Bremen chief confirms Villa's pursuit of Milot RashicaWerder Bremen’s transfer chief Frank Baumann has confirmed for the first time that Aston Villa are in the race to sign wing wizard Milot Rashica. The Kosovan international appears to be heading for the exit door with Werder holding out for £20 million for last season’s star player.The German club added Manchester United’s Tahith Chong on-loan earlier this summer as a direct replacement with Rashica this week training individually and away from the first-team group ahead of their Bundesliga opener against Hertha Berlin.Milot Rashica in action for Werder Bremen (Image: Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images/Getty Images)More HERE.Louie Barry back in contention for U23sAshley PreeceKEY EVENTThe Aston Villa leftovers from last summer's £130 million spendWe’ve had a detailed look at last summer’s £130 million transfer experiment which included the signings of Bjorn Engels, Marvelous Nakamba, Trezeguet and Wesley.Jesus Garcia Pitarch, Villa’s former sporting director, was the man behind the transfer plan and, this week, Dean Smith had his say on the Spaniard’s dealings.“I felt for Suso last season because it was such a big turnover and I thought we did a fantastic job doing what we did. You’ll never hear a bad word about Suso from me. I really enjoyed working with him.”With that in mind. We have a look at the leftovers from Suso’s transfer policy and detail if Villa should keep, sell or loan out.More on that HERE.Arsenal legend questions £20m Villa decisionDavid Seaman has questioned Arsenal’s decision to sell Emi Martinez.More HERE. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Getty Images)Villa fans respond to Blades boss Chris WilderSheffield United boss Chris Wilder yesterday used Ollie Watkins’ move to Villa as an example of a transfer his side couldn’t afford.And Villa fans have hit back.
. (Image: Rui Vieira/NMC Pool/PA Wire)The ambitious five-year plan outlined by Aston Villa's ownersThursday, August 26, 2010 - it’s been over a decade since Aston Villa were last in Europe after being dumped out of Europa League qualifying 4-3 on aggregate by Rapid Vienna. Fast-forward 10 years and three rounds of ownership later and Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have European football firmly on their minds.We will not be satisfied until we achieve our goal of bringing sustainable success to Aston Villa at the top tier of European football.Dean Smith has detailed Aston Villa’s exciting five-year plan under the ownership of NSWE. More HERE. (Image: Birmingham Mail)The curious case of Keinan DavisKeinan Davis scored his first Aston Villa goal in over a year on Tuesday night.There’s a lot of talk amongst supporters about the 22-year-old, with Dean Smith keen to keep the youngster around as back-up this season.Davis, meanwhile, is craving more game time in his latest interview. More HERE.KEY EVENTTraore transfer delayed because of work permit - reportsBertrand Traore has agreed to move to Villa but the move is reportedly being held up because of work permit issues.More HERE. (Image: Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images)Ashley PreeceA quick turnaround in the Carabao CupMorning, everyone. A reminder Aston Villa will play Bristol City in the next round of the Carabao Cup following the Robins’ 4-0 win over Northampton last night.A date for the third-round fixture is to be confirmed shortly, but it’s looking like it could be next Thursday (September 24).Villa have Sheffield United on Monday (September 21), meaning it’ll be a quick turnaround for Bristol while, the following Monday, Dean Smith’s side travel to Fulham (September 28).As for Bristol, they face the prospect of playing Villa on the Thursday (September 24) and Sheffield Wednesday on the Saturday (September 26), as it stands.A reminder too that the fourth-round draw will take place after tonight’s tie between Brighton and Portsmouth (7.45pm kick-off).Everything Smith has said about Rico HenryRico Henry is another Brentford player Smith has been linked with.Could he make a move for the former Walsall man?More HERE. (Image: Getty Images)Smith outlines 'quality' transfer plan as flop departsGood morning Villa fans!The Dean Smith revolution is well underway with the manager speaking about his plans to get ‘quality’ in this summer.Yesterday, Scott Hogan departed for Birmingham City bringing an end to his stay at Villa.More HERE. (Image: Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)
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